Control Panel Drafter / Designer / Houston, TX


Use AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical to develop system designs, construction documents and schematics for Automation and Controls projects.  Requires a strong understanding of drafting techniques, discipline codes, and engineering terminology.  Develop innovative solutions and is knowledgeable of panel fabrication and electrical construction processes.

Requirements / Must Haves

  • Develops system architecture diagrams, panel wiring schematics, interconnect diagrams, panel layouts, bill of materials, and nameplate schedules using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Develops conduit and cable tray layouts, conduit and cable schedules, performs conduit and cable tray fill calculations, and generates cable and wire interconnection reports.
  • Plans and schedules work and final delivery of drawings to meet project delivery dates.
  • Performs design coordination, drawings reviews, and creates markups
  • Must be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours to meet project schedules.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Technical Certificate in Drafting and Design. (Associates in Electrical Design/Drafting is a strong plus.)
  • Five (5) or more years of electrical and controls design experience.
  • Prior experience working for a Control Panel fabrication shop, OEM machine builder or System Integrator. (Hands on fabrication experience is a strong plus.)
  • Strong understanding of Control Panel components including PLCs and I/O modules, HMIs, VFDs, Motor Starters, Safety Relays, Power Supplies, and Terminal Blocks.
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards including NEC, NFPA70E, and UL508A.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.).


Houston, TX


Engineering Services

Job Type

Full Time

Years of Experience


Education Level

Technical Certificate in Drafting and Design