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Drafting Technician Team Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Benchmark provides proven roof and pavement consulting services with unmatched expertise and responsive individual attention to each client. Commitment, dedication, experience, integrity and trust are the foundation of our 30-plus year record of successful client relationships ( We are seeking a qualified, full-time Drafting Team Manager to join our team.

The ideal Drafting Team Manager possesses the following three virtues:

HUMBLE: They are most concerned with the success of the team over themselves.  He/she is a servant leader who supports healthy conflict and enjoys sharing credit with the team.  They are focused on fostering trust and they lead by example.

HUNGRY: They will go above and beyond to achieve team goals.  They are self-motivated and diligently look for the next challenge.  He/she will encourage the team to continuously improve and hold themselves and the team accountable.  They are passionate about their work and their team.

PEOPLE SMART: They have strong interpersonal skills and are trustworthy.  He/she is quick to build trust among their team.  They have good judgement and intuition around the subtleties of group dynamics and they understand the impact of their words and actions.  A sense of humor is a must.

Leadership, Management, and Process:
  • Serves as the resource and working leader for the drafting team
  • Rallies the troops and keeps everyone rowing in the same direction
  • Directs activities related to managing the flow of work within the department (planning, assignment and review of work performed by the drafting team)
  • Leads the drafting team to develop, implement and maintain goals, work processes and production standards
  • Encourages and supports the team to collaborate and work effectively to share ideas, solve problems, make decisions and then holds the team accountable  
  • Ensures that all team members are continually challenged and developed to their full potential within the department and the organization
  • Works closely with Benchmark project managers and team members to meet individual client requirements and deadlines

  • Organizes the flow of communication and fosters relationships between departments
  • Ensures that a high level of effective communication exists throughout the organization relative to the department’s processes and initiatives
  • Effectively communicates with a wide range of staff, clients (internal and external), and suppliers

  • Enthusiasm and a passion for drafting and technical excellence
  • 2+ years of proven leadership experience with increased level of responsibilities
  • Able to work in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
  • 2-year technical/management degree or work experience equivalent

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Extensive and recent experience with drafting methods, tools, and resources
  • Experience working in a related field/industry (engineering, construction, architecture, etc.)

Why Benchmark?
Our Mission Statement:
  • Sound and valuable counsel
  • Exceptional responsiveness and dependability
  • Dedication to the client’s best interests and needs
  • A strong work ethic, high standards and integrity
  • Concern for the career enrichment and well-being of all associates

Our Benefits:
Benchmark offers an unmatched professional culture with a family feel where community matters.  We provide opportunity for professional and personal growth to all employees.  Our employees enjoy a full suite of benefits including health/wellness, dental, life, AD&D, disability (short and long-term), 401(k) with employer matching contributions, and paid vacation, holidays, and volunteer days.

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Posted 04/15/18

Job ID: 40132706