Associate Designer – hybrid

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Our Benton Harbor, MI client has a hybrid onsite / remote contract opportunity for an Associate Designer who will perform daily work activities with direct to moderate supervision. Work activities to be performed include computer-aided drafting to prepare maps, sketches, schematics and other engineering-related drawings. The position includes associated clerical work to properly manage and document the work activities performed, as per client requirements for the position.


  • This is a Hybrid position, expected to be in office 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Training will be conducted in office 5 days per week until designer is skilled enough to work independently.
  • Will be required to attend one week of training in Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Possibility of overtime and after hours storm restoration.
  • Will utilize personal vehicle. Travel will be within the Michigan territory.


Essential Job Functions & Tasks:

  • Create, revise and maintain engineering and record drawings, and sketches.
  • Support the creation, revision, and maintenance of facilities and equipment documents; including but not limited to construction, equipment, property documents and records.
  • Obtain information required to perform work from verbal communication, sketches, marked drawings, listings, field notes, vendors’ catalogs and technical reference manuals and site visits.
  • Perform mathematical calculations required to accomplish assigned work.
  • Work with other organizations of the Company to coordinate the work and assure that it is performed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Read vendors’ prints, shop and other drawings and equipment operating instructions, and incorporate that information into the work being performed.
  • Assist in training employees in basic skills of the position.
  • Promote and support the Company’s Accident Prevention and Safety and Health programs.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior as outlined in the corporate policies.
  • Support the Corporate Compliance policies.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education Requirements: Associate degree in applied science (AAS) drafting and computer aided design (CAD) or in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technology, or relevant equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Work Experience: Equivalent experience without AAS degree – high school graduate and 4 years of experience in electric utility and/or related industrial drafting and/or computer aided drafting work.
  • Must be familiar with conventional drafting symbols and drafting methods and have the ability to distinguish colors.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer aided design software.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Must meet all vehicle operation requirements as designated by federal and/or state law.
  • This position may require shift work or overtime.
  • Occasional overnight travel to and work within a substation or power plant environment in obedience to all safety regulations and use of personal protection equipment.

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