Position title
Drafting and Design Engineer

The Drafting and Design Engineer will be a part of our project team. They will be responsible for preparing shop drawings and engineering and programming casework, parts, paneling, and other architectural woodwork.  The Drafting and Design Engineer will need to actively interact with project staff, fabricators and production staff, to deliver completed projects on time and within budget.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Organize and prepare shop drawings for approval of General Contractor and/or Architect.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Produce shop drawings; render narratives; and check dimensions, materials to be used, part relations, and various other parts included in projects.
  • Draw completed designs from architectural drawings and/or sketches.
  • Review project scopes of work.
  • Annotate dimensions for field verification.
  • Make any necessary adjustments or changes resulting from internal and external review comments.
  • Actively pursue practices that lead to project cost reductions and positively affect profit margins.
  • Prepare full submittal packages for the project managers review
  • Coordinate with Project Managers and Production Coordinator concerning product design and tooling.
  • Adheres to the highest quality standards by maintaining knowledge of and build in accordance with AWI QCP standards.
  • Proactively look for tasks to be accomplished to support the team.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with entire project team.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Experience in custom woodworking preferred, but not necessary.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and other software—including Office applications.
  • Willingness to learn Microvellum.
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and shop drawings.
  • Multi-tasking, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Valid form of identification.
Working Conditions

The physical conditions you work under may include both typical office and job site environments. Job site environments frequently require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for safety and to prevent exposure to hazardous materials. Forum’s set work week is Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a half-hour for lunch. In addition to set hours, additional evening and weekend work may be required to meet engineering deadlines and Company objectives.

Salary & Benefits Offered
  • Competitive salary based on experience, education, or a combination of both.
  • Paid Holidays, Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • Company funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), company funded Life Insurance Policy, company matching 3% 401K Safe Harbor, and partially company funded Supplemental Insurance Options (AFLAC & Telemedicine)
  • Flexible Work Environment
Employment Type
Construction, Carpentry
Job Location
Working Hours
Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm
Date posted
July 31, 2021
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