Engineering Drafter/Designer




Columbus, OH

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October 14, 2021
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Position Summary

Responds to field engineering requests from various sources including zone supervisors, engineering supervisors, engineering managers, outside developers or government agencies by developing construction work orders and job prints necessary for construction projects.

Develops, maintains, and updates plant records as necessary. Creates and maintains the digital mapping databases used by Horizon including MapInfo, ESRI/GIS,Visio, AutoCAD, MapCom, and other mapping programs. Assists in successful deployment of services for installation and construction projects.

Essential Job Functions

Coordinates activities and assists the construction crews with construction projects. Prepares maps, diagrams, and drawings for installation and construction routes with appropriate identification of cable types and placement locations, pedestal placement locations, road crossing locations, etc. Consults with, when practical and possible, the construction crew leaders on the feasibility of proposed routes and procedures while in the design stage of individual projects. Assembles and enters mapping information into various digital mapping programs.

Prepares drafts and sketches. Generates staking sheets with as much detail as necessary for the construction crews to perform the work described.

Plan with other departments to develop a common understanding of network design. Consult with the originator of the engineering request to ensure clarity of request. Communicate on a daily basis with construction crews assigned to projects in the engineer’s area of assignment by proactive contact with (preferably) or by timely response to a crew leader’s request for information.

Researches for records by going through existing files, cable files, and courthouse files.

Assist in completion of company goals and objectives and “Fiber Services Installations/On Time Delivery.”

Co-ordinate and ensure proper utility locating has occurred by contacting OUPS and/or other utilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of company policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the telecommunications industry policies and procedures and basic Telcom Standards.

Knowledge of engineering practices and principles.

Skill in drafting or drawing including knowledge of Visio, MapCom, AutoCAD.

Skill in operating personal computer and various software packages.

Skill in operating various office equipment such as adding machines, copy machines, facsimile machines, and telephone system.

Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.

Ability to read and interpret blue print drawings.

Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inferences, ratios, proportions, percentages, and fractions to practical situations.

Education and Experience

Associate’s Degree in the field of Engineering, or, two years previous engineering-drafting and design experience. Previous Telcom drafting and design experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Horizon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Horizon’s Department of Human Resources.

Physical Requirements

Medium work: Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds, and/or up to 10 pounds of force regularly to move objects. A job is in this category requires a good deal of walking, standing and sitting with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work. This position requires the ability to effectively see and hear the majority of the time.

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