CAD Technician

The CAD Technician performs daily drafting and minimal design functions for in-house Civil Engineering design projects. The technician assists the on-staff engineers by preparing plans for construction projects that include transportation, traffic, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and water mains. The technician also assists staff and the public in acquiring maps and records maintained by the office, formulates charts, and develops graphic materials.

Essential Functions

– Prepare plans and process field data for City of Manhattan improvement projects. – Create civil engineering CAD exhibits/schematic drawings, construction drawings, and presentation boards.
– Contribute to the overall preparation of project designs by performing essential drafting and limited design.
– Draw accurate and understandable civil engineering drawings while adhering to CAD standards as established by the City.
– Read and interpret constructions plans and other written technical material in order to prepare construction plans and update “as-built” drawings (approx. 18 projects per year) and existing maps, including but not limited to planning, utility, and any other applicable maps.
– Research and apply applicable codes and standards related to design.
– Summarize information from maps, reports, field and file investigations, and books. May generate maps and other graphics to allow viewers to visualize and understand results of analysis or simulations of potential designs.
– Prepare and maintain a digital and hard copy archive of plans, plats and miscellaneous drawing files by documenting maps, plans, drawings and then indexing with proper labeling, cataloging, and filing for future retrieval.
– Remain updated on developments within the CAD industry including data shortcuts, databases, insertion of topographic field data, creation of existing ground surfaces, utilization of pipe networks, and creation of alignments/profiles/cross sections.

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Compensation ranges from $17.65 – $27.83/hour, depending on qualifications. This is a benefits-eligible position.

To apply, visit and click the “apply” button which will take you to the required online application. For general questions about the position, contact Unique Hiram at (785) 587-2447 or

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