Structural Steel Detailer

Location Hamilton (Ontario, Canada)
Type Full-Time Position
Location Hamilton (Ontario, Canada)
Type Full-Time Position

Job Description

The Detailer supports projects by creating a 3D model, assembly drawings, erection diagrams & digital information from client specifications, layout drawings, design sketches, models, proto-types or from other verbal instructions. Using 3D modeling software, the detailer provides assembly drawings & electronic files to the shop for fabrication and shipping, and erection diagrams and other information to Field Services for construction, all within tight and shifting deadlines.


Main responsibilities will include:


  • Create 3D Model Designs based on Project Requirements
  • Review and analyze drawing and sketches to determine appropriate connections and input into the Tekla system
  • Collaborate with other detailers assigned to the various divisions of the project to ensure details are coordinated to prevent conflict and errors in the fabrication and erection stages. Act as Detailing Team Leader when required
  • Respond to any requests for changes from the customer and work with the Production and Project manager in troubleshooting client problems
  • Prepare clear, complete and accurate assembly and erection drawings indicating dimensions, tolerances, fastening and joining requirements
  • Project correspondence and maintenance
  • Assist with any challenges or questions in the fabrication and erection stages
  • Attend project meetings with engineers, architects and general contractors when required
  • Review contract drawings and specifications to identify any unusual or unique aspects
  • Work with Project Managers and Detailing Managers to best maintain project schedules with the resources allotted
  • Inform Project Managers if changes in information result in extra scope, extra cost, or extra time needed for the project
  • Review drawings for detailing that does not adhere to company or Project standards and advise other Detailers

Desired Skills and Experience


  • A University Degree or Drafting/Engineering Technology Diploma from a recognized technical institute, or suitable work experience.


  • Minimum 5 years within the Steel/Concrete Industry or relevant industry experience
  • Experience in designing/drafting using automated software

Skills, Knowledge and Competency Requirements

  • Knowledge of the Tekla System or other equivalent 3D modeling software systems. Experience in Revit, desired.
  • Knowledge in structural steel fabrication, connections and erection practices
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts
  • Ability to read structural and architectural drawings
  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
  • Excellent Computer skills
  • Communication skills - both written and oral
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

Walters Group is committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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