Job details

Design and drafting Technologist

at KOTT Inc.
Location Stouffville, Canada
Date Posted January 23, 2020
Category Intermediate
Job Type Full-time


Company: KOTT Inc.

Business information: KOTT is a supplier of lumber, building materials and factory-built framing components (roof trusses, pre-engineered floor systems, panelized walls and floors). Our customers are residential home builders and construction professionals.

As a full-time member of the KOTT Inc. Design & Engineering team, your key responsibility is to draft and prepare engineering designs related to wall and floor panels for residential construction, based on customer-provided plans and Scopes of Work.

KOTT Inc. offers a competitive benefits package, a great values-based work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Occupational Health & Safety is a huge priority at our workplaces.

Business address: 3228 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 4S8
Work Location: the main work address will be: 14 Anderson Boulevard, Stouffville, ON T4A 7X4 and occasional work in the following address: 3228 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 4S8 for specific projects.
Type of Employment: Full time   Permanent
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:

  • Prepare engineering designs and drawings
  • Develop and prepare designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, specification sheets and other data
  • Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets
  • Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates
  • Write technical reports
  • Prepare contracts and tender documents
  • Write specifications
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Train other drafting personnel
  • Examine drawings for conformity and errors
  • Read and interpret blueprints, building plans and drawings
  • Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations
  • Check and verify design drawings to conform to specifications and design data
  • Use Mitek software to design and draft Factory-built Wall & Floor panels
  • Identify and flag any design issues or discrepancies noticed during the design process
  • Communicate with KOTT team members to complete designs and send them to production, in accordance with project timelines
  • Communicate with customers, if required, for clarification on plans or details
  • Track work assignments using KOTT’s Enterprise Resource Management software


  • Education: Completion of a two- to three-year college program in design, drafting technology, civil engineering, architectural technology or in a related field is required. Equivalent experience will be considered if educational requirements are not met.
  • Experience:
    • Two years’ experience as a drafting technologist, panel designers (or other framing components) is a great asset
    • Familiarity with workflow, procedures and framing techniques used on a construction job site is considered an asset
    • On-the-job training is provided
  • Language: English required, French is an asset
  • Experience with Mitek design software, particularly Mitek Sapphire is preferred
  • Strong general computer skills are required, including experience with MS Office products
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans and drawings is mandatory
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Building Code is an asset
  • Knowledge of residential building components and construction terminology is an asset

Salary: $28.37 to $30.00 hourly, 40 Hours per week

Benefits: disability, dental and extended medical insurance will be provided. Also Employee Family Assistance Program, discounted branded clothing, referral bonus, employee recognition program, a Perks program to get discounts on a variety of 3rd party goods and services, community support for a non-profit organization chosen by the employee and employee and family events. Transportation costs to Ottawa will be covered when required.

Important Information:
– Flexibility in schedule is required to work extended hours/overtime and/or weekends on occasion to meet customer deadlines
– The employee will work from Monday to Friday, from 7:30AM to 4:00PM.

Apply by e-mail to:
Apply by mail: PO Box 11401, Station H, Ottawa, ON K2H 7V1