Designer Drafter

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

Title: Designer Drafter    
Company: Tampa Electric Company
Location: Central Service Area    
State and City: Florida    -  Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days  


Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments.  


Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.  


We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.   


Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do.  


Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations.


This position is responsible for creating and maintaining drawings & maps for the engineering design and construction of substation relay and control, structures and equipment, and RTU facilities. Responsible for creating standard to complex drawings including construction prints, schematics, one line diagrams and related drawings  and interpreting standard to complex work request sketches.


1.    Apply advanced drafting skills and principles to create, revise, maintain, and archive substation drawings, & maps. 

2.    Read and understand standard to complex work requests, blueprints, and field sketches to create or make changes to associated drawings & maps. 

3.    Create plots for all drawing products including standard to complex, large sized requests. 

4.    Verify that completed work, both electronic and plotted, is correct, and accurate. 

5.    Prepare and layout standard to complex drafting projects including written procedures necessary to implement the project such as specification details, switching instructions, and legal documentation. 

6.    Provide support and training of CAD systems. 

7.    Guide and instruct team members in drafting techniques and principles.

8.    Translate and interpret vendor and customer supplied CAD and other drafting files.


Direct Supervision:    No direct supervisory responsibility.
Indirect Supervision: No indirect supervisory responsibility.


Key Internal:      Members of substation engineering, substation operations, and RTU.
Key External:     Contractors, Customers, and Vendors



Required:    High School Diploma
Preferred:    Associate Degree


Required:    None
Preferred:    None

Direct Experience 
Required:    Minimum of 3 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required.
Preferred:    Minimum of 5 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is preferred.

Required:    AutoCAD/Auto Desk Suite of Products
Preferred:    Microstation Software Familiarity  


•    Speaks Up on Safety, Health and the Environment 
•    Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity 
•    Drives Operational Excellence for Customers 
•    Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
•    Develops People and Teams 
•    Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change 
•    Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment 


Work is mostly in a normal office environment.


Sit for long periods of time. Work overtime as required.


TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!



STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.



Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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