The Kelly Group
  • Louisiana
  • Reserve, LA, USA
  • Full Time

MM, Hosp, Life, Dental, 401K, flex, Vision, LT/ST Disability, and more

The Kelly Group, a leader in general construction and metal fabrication with bases in four states, is looking for qualified CAD Designer/Field Construction Site candidates for its Reserve, Louisiana location.

Our CAD designers prepare clear, complete and accurate working plans and detail drawings from detailed or rough sketches.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Utilize CAD equipment to produce routine and specialized layouts including detail drawings, assembly drawings, sketches and diagrams with all views and dimensions necessary for creation and installation
  • Work directly with project managers, engineers and fabricators
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and other sketches
  • Perform mechanical engineering calculations to size and specify mechanical system components
  • Check dimensions, analyze materials and consider relation of various parts to whole structure of project
  • Make all adjustments or changes as directed by project managers, engineers and fabricators
  • Utilize various drafting packages and software to complete drawings


  • Associate of arts degree in engineering, drafting, design, graphic arts or a related field


  • Three-plus years of drafting experience
  • Strong written, verbal, mathematical and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of initiative to resolve issues with customers or the assembly
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form
  • Ability to use related equipment and hardware
  • Ability to use SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, Autodesk, Visio and Microsoft Office software in Windows environment preferred


Kelly General Construction Company of Decatur was founded in 1983 as a general contractor and sheet metal fabricator serving industry in Decatur, Illinois. Eleven years later, Kelly Construction of Indiana opened in Lafayette.

Now rebranded as The Kelly Group, the company employs about 750 people and has grown to have five metal fabrication facilities across four states -- Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Arkansas. The Kelly Group serves the agribusiness community and many other industries, including chemical plants, paper mills and manufacturing facilities in more than 15 states.

Today, The Kelly Group provides a range of services as a general contractor, with five metal fabrication facilities ready to support that work. In addition, an expansive contract maintenance staff makes up more than half our employees.


The Kelly Group is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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