Electrical Design Assistant/CAD Technician

For over half a century Thoma Electric Company has been dedicated to providing quality electrical engineering, design/build, and construction services for commercial, industrial, government, educational, agriculture, healthcare, and specialty industries throughout the Central Coast and California. Located in San Luis Obispo, just a couple miles from downtown, enjoy working in one of the most desirable places in California.

Thoma Electric, Inc. is seeking an experienced full time CAD drafter to join our engineering & design team to assist in the design of lighting, power, control, and communication systems. As a key player in the fast‐paced design process, you will be responsible for working with the project managers and engineers to efficiently produce drawings, models, and layouts of electrical systems.


  • Create and modify CAD drawings from project concept to implementation.
  • Work with highly motivated team members to ensure project success and client satisfaction.
  • Read and interpret construction documents.
  • Implement and incorporate project manger’s/engineer’s comments.
  • Create building energy and lighting models for California Title 24 Compliance.
  • Maintain high level of organization pursuant to company standard.
  • Update and maintain CAD details, workflow, and standards.


  • Proficient in AutoCAD and 3D modeling.
  • Experience producing construction documents.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Desire to learn about the design and construction of electrical systems in a multi‐disciplinary application.

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or some college experience in a technical concentration or equivalent experience.
  • AutoDesk Revit experience highly desired.
  • Experience with electrical and lighting systems.
  • EnergyPro and/or Visual Software
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant codes such and California Title 24, California Electrical Code/NEC, or Green Building Codes

Thoma Electric offers competitive pay (depending on experience) and an excellent benefits package.  For immediate consideration, fill out the form below and upload your resume. Cover letter optional.

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