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CAD Draughtsperson, John Anthony Signs (UK)

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John Anthony Signs are a corporate sign company based in Essex, specialising in rollouts and rebrands. We are looking to recruit an experienced CAD draughtsperson for our Drawing Office.

This is a full-time, permanent position, Monday to Friday (8.00am to 4.30pm), with a quarter of an hour paid break in the morning, and a half an hour unpaid break at lunchtime: a total of 40 hours per week, paid weekly. Overtime is paid at time and a half and is expected during busy periods.


Typically the draughtsperson will receive an internal document (works order) which will detail specification, materials to be used and times allowed for the job. Using this document and any other information — typically clients artwork/drawings/visual packs and/or survey — the draughtsman is to produce technical CAD drawings and colour Corel drawings showing the exact way the sign is to be built and is to look. The draughtsperson will also produce the various plot Adobe print files required. All drawings produced to be saved as a pdf for sending for client approval. The draughtsperson will be expected to liaise with the estimator, project manager, and also the client incorporating any changes the client requires providing costs are not exceeded with any cost increase communicated back to the estimator. Lead times are always very tight so jumping from one job to another is very common.

Autocad light — currently working in version 2017
To produce fully detailed technical drawings which entails drawing to scale, elevation, plan & section through details, specifying all materials and fixings used ensuring sign is made with materials costed for and highlighting any variance from specification and costs that may occur.

Adobe Illustrator — currently working in Creative Cloud
To produce digital files in Adobe Illustrator for digital printing. Most of the artwork we receive from our clients is in this format

Corel Draw — currently working in version X8
To produce colour visuals of signage layout.

Omega composer version 4
To create digital plot files either by importing Adobe Illustrator artwork files or typesetting fonts, these files are used for CNC router & vinyl cutter. If a job is being laser or waterjet cut, this file will be converted to a dxf file.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good IT skills – mainly competent with Autocad Light but with experience in Adobe Illustrator;
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to compile detailed drawings for construction and visual purposes;
  • Ability to work from architect and customer drawings, liase directly with the client in getting information and drawing approval.
  • Confidence consulting with JAS estimators and projet managers to ensure projects run within budget.


Interested in the position? Send your CV with a covering letter to: