Sr. CAD Drafter

Job Locations US-FL-Tamarac | US-GA-Lawrenceville | US-TX-Richardson | US-AZ-Phoenix | US-IN-Indianapolis | US-VA-Charlottesville | US-MN-Savage | US-TN-Alcoa | US-PA-Harrisburg | US-NV-North Las Vegas
Non-Manager - Full Time


Car washes are complex systems with unique structural, plumbing, and electrical requirements. The Car Wash Systems Design Department creates project-specific documentation to communicate critical design features to architects, engineering firms, and general and subcontractors to ensure that all systems are engineered with the equipment and installation requirements considered.

The Car Wash Systems Design Engineer will leverage AutoCAD and the Sonny's templates to design site and equipment layouts and provide project teams with the information they need to be successful. The car wash industry is fast moving, and Sonny's equipment is constantly being developed and improved to better serve the needs of our customers. The Design Engineer will work with the various Sonny's product engineering departments to ensure that the CWSD Department's drawings accurately and completely communicate the requirements of each piece of equipment. Many of the Sonny's engineering departments work on specific components and sub-systems within the carwash installation. It is the responsibility of the CWSD Department and, specifically, the Design Engineer to combine these subsystems and pieces of equipment into a cohesive system that meets all customer specifications while integrating the various building systems and avoiding conflicts.


The Design Engineer will maintain up-to-date design details to ensure that Sonny’s delivers best-in-class drawing packages to our customers, in line with industry standards, so customer projects can be completed on time, to spec, and with minimal change orders related to the carwash design.


• Maintains adherence of drawings to Sonny’s CAD standards, including the following areas
   o Title blocks
   o Plumbing, electrical, structural, and installation notes
   o Symbol legends and lists of abbreviations by discipline
   o Detail and section views and their references/callouts
   o Carwash site layout standards
   o Backroom and wash bay standards
• Ensures all drawings are up to date
• Resolves any internal drawing conflicts to present one cohesive and accurate set of information
• Interfaces with Product Engineering teams across the business (including at Sonny’s, HydraFlex, PECO, GoToKiosk, AutoVac, Velocity, and STI) to develop electrical, plumbing, and installation details for new equipment
   o Engages with engineering teams during new product development process to identify and document installation and utility requirements
   o Creates CAD blocks for new equipment
   o Creates and maintains 3D assemblies
   o Reviews equipment designs and requirements and identifies potential conflicts so that they can be resolved during the design phase
• Interfaces with Equipment Sales team
   o Provides timely feedback and information to sales team as required
   o Uses feedback to prioritize projects and timelines
   o Integrates changes in a timely manner
   o Identifies bottlenecks, breakdowns in communication, and areas of confusion
   o Resolves those issues detailed above by improving tools, systems, and processes
• Interfaces with Sonny’s CarWash Services (SCWS) Construction Project Managers to ensure accuracy of callouts and details
   o Evaluates feedback from the field related to accuracy and usability of content in drawings
   o Ensures that any changes to be made are vetted and sound from an engineering perspective – that they will not adversely affect other parts of the building plan or other building systems
   o Creates/modifies details and construction notes to ensure engineered drawings (by others) meet Sonny’s and SCWS requirements
   o Holds monthly meetings with PMs to gather feedback and prioritize modifications
• Continuous Improvement-focused
   o Modifies drawing practices to maximize output without sacrificing quality
   o Innovates in drawing presentation and system automation to reduce labor content in drawing sets
   o Identify ways to streamline the drawing process to reduce time per drawing set and increase output of department
   o Work with Car Wash System Design Manager and Director to implement changes to those processes
   o Evaluates details shown – determines what should be shown and why
   o Communicates design intent effectively via notes and details
• Manages multiple projects for different customers
• Prioritizes work effectively
• Creates equipment and site layouts based on customer requirements as required
• Full Sets of Drawings
   o Creates full sets of drawings
   o Reviews and QC checks the drawings of drafters and designers
• Participates in training classes as scheduled by Department Manager.
• Demonstrates an understanding of Sonny’s Mission, Vision, and Values through behavior and approach to work

The Senior CAD Designer will also engage in any activities required to achieve the deliverables of this position, some of which may not be listed above.


Education and Experience:
• B.S. Architectural, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering

• 3+ years’ experience in commercial building design
• 3+ years working in multi-disciplinary team
• Must demonstrate understanding of interconnected building systems
• AutoCAD experience required
• Previous exposure to SAP ERP preferred


Working Conditions: Office Environment

Materials and Equipment Used: Standard MS Office Tools, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Vault


Candidates will be required to complete a background check and drug screen before beginning work.


Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


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