Architectural Detailer / Drafter

AWL Industries, Inc. AWL Industries, Inc. Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jun 16 '21Posted on:

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Brooklyn, NY (on site required)

Salary: $70,000-$75,000 (negotiable, salary will be commensurate with experience)


  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or relevant field
  • Minimum 2-year commitment preferred
  • Experience working with projects with NYC and/or NYS agency owners a plus
  • Highly proficient with AutoCAD

About us

AWL Industries, Inc. is a family-owned contracting business serving the greater New York area for five decades. What began in 1979 as an HVAC contractor has burgeoned over the decades to a full-service company offering mechanical contracting, general contracting, temperature controls, building automation systems, and specialty metal fabrication. We work with City and State Agencies for over 25 years, and in that time have performed work on many different facilities, including libraries, cultural centers, hospitals, courts, and other institutions. Our office and sheet metal fabrication shop are located at 460 Morgan Ave in Brooklyn. Learn more about us at


We are looking for an Architectural Detailer / Drafter with at least 2 years of experience to prepare of construction drawings and submittals for various General Construction projects. The candidate will survey existing field conditions at job sites as needed. The position will report to the Senior Project Executive and will work closely with Project Managers as well as interact with personnel in the office and at field locations.


  1. Prepare existing site documentation and facilitate site surveys on a need basis
  2. Utilize AutoCAD to expertly reflect project plans and specifications into drawings for construction and fabrication
  3. Utilize AutoCAD to prepare as built drawings for final submission at project close-out
  4. Ensure final designs comply with quality standards and specifications
  5. Oversee the upkeep and organization of drawing files and templates
  6. Identify and communicate potential conflicts through drawing and detailing
  7. Corrections and updates to drawings under direction of supervisor and/or project managers
  8. Support tasks during project construction phase such as handling submittals and samples as required
  9. Research construction products and systems
  10. Prepare shop drawings for architect approval and shop fabrication

Required Experience and Competencies

  1. Must be able to read and interpret architectural and construction drawings and contract specifications
  2. Ability to work in the office 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) for 8 hour shifts
  3. Good verbal and written communication skills
  4. Familiarity with US construction methods and materials
  5. Knowledge of NYC building codes and ADA regulations
  6. Highly proficient in AutoCAD
  7. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and problem solving
  8. Team player with ability to work independently

Our compensation is commensurate with education and experience, and we provide a competitive benefits package (e.g., health, dental, time off, 401(k) matching, waiting period applies).

Interested applicants should send a CV and portfolio as a combined PDF file (no larger than 5MB) to: In the subject line of the email, please write “Architectural Detailer”. In the body of the email, please respond to the following questions:

  1. How soon are you available to start? [date]
  2. Are you available to work at our Brooklyn office location 5 days per work for 8-hour shifts? [Y/N]
  3. Do you have at least 3 years of professional work experience as an architectural detailer for a construction firm? [Y/N]
  4. Are you an advanced AutoCAD user? [Y/N]
  5. What are your salary requirements? [Range for annual salary and other considerations]

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

AWL is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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