CAD Drafter / Designer (Restaurant Equipment)

Knoxville, TN posted on October 20

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At TriMark Strategic, We Bring It!  It's that simple.  Our focus is on the value we bring to our customers.  We are the leader in foodservice equipment, supply and design solutions because we combine the scale of a national corporation with the personal, hands-on service of a local company.  Our nationwide distribution capacity and deep industry expertise are powerful tools with which we provide the highest level of customized service to every client.  At TriMark Strategic, we strive to surpass expectations, regardless of the size or scope of the project.  It's why some of the country's finest restaurant chains, healthcare facilities, schools, and independent foodservice operators consider us a critical part of their success.

TriMark Strategic has a commitment to outstanding service that is carried out by our impressive team of over 550 talented employees, spread throughout the country.  Our company is headquartered in Coppell, Tx, with 13 primary office locations that can be found in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Minnesota.  We seek to employ individuals to help carry out our mission to make TriMark Strategic the best place to work, and to provide unparalleled service to our internal and external customers while also giving back to our communities.  In addition to a competitive benefits and compensation package, our people work in a professional, highly ethical, disciplined, and rewarding environment that provides the foundation for achieving success in everything they do.

If you are up to the challenge, and meet the qualifications outlined below, we want to hear from you!


Position Summary:

The Drafter / Designer, under the supervision of a Senior Designer, shall be responsible for production of food service equipment plans and schedules, along with the development of contract documents for a wide range of commercial food service applications. The Drafter / Designer will produce construction drawings, elevations, mechanical drawings, space planning, mechanical and electrical layouts. Please be aware this is NOT an engineering position. 


Primary Functions:

  • In conjunction with both the Lead Designer and other team members develops commercial food service designs, and construction documents for individual project types.
  • Assists with due diligence on project scopes of work and coordinates technical specifications for design elements and food service equipment.
  • Produces construction documents to include floor plans, schedules and elevations. These documents coordinate with all other disciplines and articulate all equipment & MEP related information.
  • Communicates effectively with internal team members, customers, architects, other disciplines and equipment manufacturers on a recurring basis.
  • Maintains a growing knowledge-base for all applicable equipment to include specifications, connections, operations and ergonomically appropriate relationships with the kitchen space and functional team members.



  • Possesses outstanding written, verbal, graphic, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Fosters a positive work environment with both external and internal customers through employment of strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Successfully and simultaneously works on multiple projects in various stages of completion by utilization of excellent organization skills.
  • Possesses demonstrated ability to function in a deadline driven, fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with Autodesk software including AutoCAD and Revit (Preferred).
  • Preferred experience in utilization of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc…), Adobe, Sketch-up.
  • An Associate Degree (or Higher) in a design or food service related field is desirable.


TriMark Strategic offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer