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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement



Lexington, KY


Full Time



RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Senior CADD Technician

Lexington, KY - M-Mining

Job Description: RESPEC, a nationally recognized consulting and services company, is seeking a Senior CADD Technician in the Mining & Energy (M&E) business unit in our Lexington, Kentucky, location.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the CADD Technician include the following:

  • Work with project engineers and managers to complete drawings using AutoCAD and GIS software
  • Integrate all drawings into an existing drawing and document management database and maintain organized files for each project according to RESPEC’s policies
  • Perform CAD modifications based on plan markups, sketched information, and verbal direction
  • Create plan and profile drawings from survey data
  • Assist in training and developing junior team member in CADD and GIS software platform. 
  • Work independently and as a team member in field and office settings
  • Assist with preparing plans, permits, designs, and reports.
  • Assist other M&E offices and other RESPEC Business Units in CADD and GIS effort
  • Evaluates areas for improvement on current software platforms and additional solutions that may improve workflow efficiency.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • An associate of applied science degree in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting or a minimum of 10 years’ experience in AutoCAD, preferably in the civil/mining environment
  • Proficient with AutoCAD 2018 or newer
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically with Excel and Word)
  • Strong attention to detail and presentation
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Able to work on multiple projects concurrently

Preferred Skills: In addition to the qualifications, the following skills are preferred:

  • Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop or Qgis
  • Proficient with Carlson CAD platforms
  • CADD experience in the mining or civil industry
  • Previous training experience in software highly desirable
  • Ability to create, edit, and provide contours and design surfaces for site development
  • Experience in preparing state permits.

Compensation: Salary depends on experience and expertise. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.