AutoCAD Detailer Trainee in Ottawa at Harris Rebar

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PURPOSE: Detail simple projects with supervision and provide concise, accurate and complete descriptions of all reinforcing steel, bar supports, mesh wire and related products for fabrication, delivery, installation and invoicing in the most efficient manner possible.  Cultivate a customer service relationship while maximizing profits for Harris Rebar.



  1. Demonstrate conduct consistent with Harris Rebar’s vision and values.
  2. Develop working knowledge of AutoCAD and the basics of Harris Rebar’s detailing system (RebarCAD).
  3. Develop basic knowledge of reinforcing bar industry including reference material (i.e. CRSI and ACI).
  4. Review and verify date of contract documents (plans, addenda and specs) received and compare against the date on proposal/estimate.
  5. Detail simple projects with little or no assistance (i.e. simple foundations, walls, footings, piers, slabs, stairs, retaining walls and other products as required).
  6. Submit placing drawings for approval and make sure they conform to ACI 318, CRSI, or RSIC, the Branch quality assurance and the placer/shop requirements.
  7. Process change orders to maximize all possible returns for the Branch.
  8. Maintain all deliveries for fabrication.
  9. Communicate with customer, placer and Architect/Engineer on all questions relating to project; submit Requests for Information (RFI) as required.
  10. Work with Detailing Manager to ensure that all specialty items are pre-ordered to maintain construction schedules.
  11. Under the direction of management, be involved in all construction conflicts/disputes (whether contractor, placer, detailer or shop), and help with a resolution that is a time and cost effective solution.
  12. Participate in weekly meetings to discuss safety, innovative ideas, workloads, availability, issues and problems of the week for all to learn and share.
  13. Compare the progression of project detailed weight against contract weight.
  14. Identify and develop information required to inform customer of any changes (time and/or material) to the contract, including the completion of the change order form.
  15. Review all claims of shortages or errors.
  16. Ensure proper coding of all barlists.
  17. Follow one or more projects from estimate though detailing and fabrication to installation at the job site.
  18. Perform other duties as required by your supervisor.

Job Requirements

• Vocational certificate in CAD design/drafting issued from an accredited school or college, or currently enrolled
• At least six months experience with AutoCAD and Windows based software
• Experience in reading architectural/engineering blueprints

• Two year technical degree from an accredited school or college
• Construction and concrete related construction knowledge and experience particularly helpful
• Basic knowledge of construction or civil technology
• Project Management experience
• Demonstrated experience in installation/placing reinforcing steel
• Demonstrated experience in fabrication of reinforcing steel


You may be asked to complete approximately two hours of assessments as part of the hiring process.

Harris Rebar is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities; please contact us if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.

Harris Rebar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.