CAD Technician Jobs

How to Enter

To secure a job as a Computer-aided Design (CAD) Technician here in New Zealand, a candidate must have either one of the following Diplomas:

  • Architectural Draughting
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architectural Design


Alternatively, a candidate could become more competitive by obtaining a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), or a Master of Architecture (MArch) degree.


We often see New Zealand employers requesting the following personal requirements from CAD candidates:

  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Well organised, patient and reliable
  • Creative and practical
  • Able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Skilled communicator and listener
  • Client focused and able to work within customer budgets and requirements
  • Great at problem-solving and can make good judgements
  • Can confidently present work


Typical Responsibilities

CAD Technicians can expect to do any of the following responsibilities throughout their working day:

  • Creating detailed CAD schematics of buildings and developments
  • Understanding Architect’s sketches and project instructions
  • Researching building materials
  • Ensuring CAD drawings comply with statutory and regulatory building requirements and manufacturer/supplier instructions
  • Working with other building professionals
  • Liaising with clients



Following several years of working experience, CAD Technicians may become more senior technicians or lead CAD draughting teams. As their design skills improve, some technicians can work as Architectural Designers. Alternatively, CAD Technicians could also study for a Master of Architecture to become a Registered Architect.


Salary Range

Entry: 40K – 50K per annum (NZD)

Experience: 51K – 100K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427