CAD Technician

Sweeney Controls Company is looking for a CAD Technician to be responsible for drafting the schematics and layout drawings necessary to build electrical control panels. The CAD Technician will create complete design drawing packages under the direction of a Systems Architect. The CAD Technician is expected to work within the design criteria established by the Systems Architect, but will be required to be creative and resourceful to document detailed design information.  Engineering documents supplied to the CAD Technician include system take-off, typical circuit diagrams accompanied by spreadsheets detailing instances, I/O lists, motor manifests and any number of other documents required to provide the necessary design information. The CAD Technician must be able to read a process flow diagram and electrical schematics.  The CAD Technician is expected to take pride in his or her work, pay close attention to detail, and continuously learn about our business to help ensure consistency of design.

The successful candidate will live up to our mission of honesty, integrity, and superior customer service. Their default attitude is, “Yeah, I’ll figure something out.”  This role and the work will excite them; their eyes will light up when discussing the details of it.  They will be open to new ideas and constructive feedback.  They will do what they said they would do, when they said they would do it, in the way they said they would do it.  They recognize needs and take care of them without being asked.

What we’re looking for…

  • 2 year associate degree in Architectural Drafting, Electrical, or Electronic Technology
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits; could physically wire up circuit breakers, switches, and lights on their own
  • Ability to create graphical representations of electrical components
  • Have a high quality standard and attention to detail; diligent in ensuring that what is being drawn is correct
  • Focused; can stay with a project until the drawings are complete despite constant distraction
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning; could draw out a simple process after hearing or reading about it

Bonus points…

  • Basic knowledge of the UL508A standard
  • Knowledge of Bentley Microstation

The job…

  • Electrical design and layout of control panel drawings including:
    • 480VAC power distribution
    • 120VAC power distribution
    • 24VDC power distribution
    • Network one-lines and detail drawings
    • PLC rack layout drawings
    • Discrete PLC input and output drawings
    • Analog PLC input and output drawings
    • Physical interior and exterior panel layout drawings
    • Field interconnect drawings such as loop drawings or point-to-point connection diagrams
    • Field device location drawings
    • ISA Loop diagram
    • Other drawings as necessary to provide a complete design package
  • Manage and maintain the parts database
  • Manage and maintain the symbol catalogs
  • Create, use, update and maintain drawing standards
  • Assist with submittal documentation
  • Create operation and maintenance manuals
  • Purchase technical project parts, including:
    • Issue purchase orders
    • Follow up with vendors regarding pricing and on-time delivery
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Donut Thursdays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Monthly breakfast with the boss

If you want to be a part of our team, send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:


Sweeney Controls Company

Attn: HR

234 28th St S

Fargo, ND 58103

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