Todd & Sargent, Inc. Drafter--Engineering Department in Ames, Iowa

Company Overview: Todd & Sargent is a premier and specialized provider of custom design, engineering, and construction solutions to the feed, grain, flour, specialty, and dry-bulk industrial sectors. Founded in 1958 by George Todd and Warren Sargent, we are a third-generation family business with headquarters in Ames, IA. We are proud to serve the best clients in the industry throughout the United States and Canada. We have a team of motivated and proud employees who have a “Can Do” mindset and are committed to our values of Integrity, Respect, Dedication, and Customer Focus. If you work with innovation and determination to do whatever it takes to get the job done, you may be a great fit for the Todd & Sargent team!

Position Summary: A Drafter will work individually and as part of a team to develop and execute revisions from the VP-Engineering, Structural Engineer, and the Drafting Leader.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare full and accurate structural drawings.

  • Provide Bill of Materials to the Engineering Data Coordinator.

  • Coordinate and monitor the construction plan review process to ensure accurate drawings. Make modifications and changes as required.

  • Maintain and update drawings and files as required throughout the life-cycle of the construction project.


  • A two-year degree in Architectural or Engineering Computer Aided Drafting or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the field. This position will also require a good working knowledge of the software listed below:

  • Autodesk: AutoCAD 2017

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Computer, fax machine, telephone, calculator, printer, plotter, and copies

  • Construction experience preferred

Work Expectations

  • Communication: The ability to take initiative to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with drafting leaders, engineers, designers, project managers, etc.

  • Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.

  • Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.

  • Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.

  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrates the required knowledge to effectively perform drawing tasks.

  • Ability to meet deadlines: Completes work with urgency and dedication to meet established timelines.