CAD Technician

Date Posted: March 25th, 2021
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Caltech Surveys Ltd. is run by surveyors and project managers who are passionate about providing accurate and professional service. Our company has grown from just 2 people in 1990, to a large and diverse group of hardworking professionals. We offer a challenging and rewarding workplace, and provide excellent pay, a generous bonus structure, a comprehensive benefits package and many opportunities for growth. We understand work / life balance and push ourselves to create strong teams that can take on any project. We use the most current technology and we have made professional career development a key part of our strategic plan. If you are motivated by success, career growth potential and a great team, we encourage you to apply today!

Position Overview:

The CAD Technician is responsible for the development and preparation of survey drawings including well sites, subdivisions, pipelines, individual ownership, and crossing plans.


Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • Interpret field notes, sketches, legal plans, air photos, and digital data
  • Complete survey computations including GPS, conventional data processing and calculations necessary for establishing legal boundaries and construction layouts
  • Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations
  • Prepare plans to be submitted to the Land Registry Office and Sustainable Resources Development
  • Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets
  • Complete general mapping and drafting duties including CAD and ArcGIS mapping
  • Ensure drafting standards, procedures, overall data quality, and integrity are met
  • Complete first office checks of all existing and proposed wells, pipelines, legals, etc by using government sites such as ISC and IRIS
  • Ensure everything required of the field survey has been completed and is correct. Contact with field crews for missing sightlines, field conditions, etc



Essential Qualifications:

  • Completion of the Geomatics diploma program / Engineering Design and Drafting Technology diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3-D and/or Microsurvey coordinate calculation software;
  • Experience with processing survey data (Trimble preferably)
  • Active participation in Caltech Survey Ltd.’s health and safety program
  • Have the ability to identify and set priorities and possess effective time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to excellence, attention to detail and professional development



  • 2 – 5 years’ experience drafting or mapping legal plans and oil and gas plans (Intermediate CAD Technician), 5+ years experience (Senior CAD Technician)
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Software
  • Understanding of Western Canada Township setup (DLS)
  • Understanding of field survey and traversing
  • Prior field experience
  • An understanding of the requirements for plan submissions to ISC and/or Sustainable Resource Development


Conditions of Employment:

  • Participate in training on technology and methodology
  • Obtain and maintain valid essential requirements
  • Provide a copy of Geomatics diploma or demonstrate a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role


Decision Making:

  • Accountable:
    • Production Manager to ensure data is entered correctly.
  • Consult:
    • Field Crews regarding questions related to the plans
    • Safety Manager in regards to any safety-related concerns or incidents.
  • Inform:
    • Production Manager of any major issues with plans, documents, calculations or equipment.
  • Supported:
    • N/A

Working Conditions:

  • Constant office work
  • Frequent sitting at a desk
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 20 lbs
  • Frequent exposure to computers and other standard office equipment
  • Frequent use of memory
  • Frequent exposure to stressful situations and competing priorities
  • Constant communication (spoken, written, reading)
  • Manual dexterity required to use computer and peripherals
  • Overtime may be required based on workload



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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.