Carnival Cruise Line

CAD Drafter (Hybrid in Miami)

Job ID 5242 Date posted 11/23/2022 City Miami State FL Country United States Job Type Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking a CAD Drafter that will be responsible for analyzing Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Design Drawings. Analyzing specifications, submittals and cut sheets, Utilizing information on Design Drawings to create MEP Shop drawings for Construction, (Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection). Update ship’s information database making sure that all modifications to existing features are properly noted. 


  • Uses computer assisted design/drafting software such as AutoCAD and Photoshop for 3D modelling of ship structure, and document mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Maintain library of technical drawings and specifications for equipment onboard CCL ships (AAQS-Advanced Air Quality System), OWS (Oil Water Separator), piping, ballast water systems, among others
  • Verify plan updates and revise if needed
  • Constructs and develops final sketches of proposed drawing, checking dimensions and materials are scaled accordingly to determine proper spacing and planning
  • Coordination and design of CAD drawing files for use on normal ship operations, special projects and prior, during and post dry dock periods for CCL Fleet
  • Propose new approaches to problems encountered and make recommendations for changes in methods, procedures, and designs
  • Communicate with all departments that participate in ship projects to understand scopes of work and maintain detailed project documentation schedules
  • This will include providing feedback and call outs when proposed changes to a technical project may impact other areas and drawings
  • Carry out onboard inspections on dry dock and non-dry dock projects that affect technical drawings to determine as-built conditions of various drawings: arrangement, fire and safety, piping, etc.
  • Less than 25% with shipboard travel likely


  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or Bachelor’s with 2 to 3 years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of related experience using AutoCAD/AutoCAD MEP in the ship building design or construction industry
  • Marine industry related experience is a plus
  • AutoCAD, Photoshop and other design software that can help to render the overall views and dimensions
  • Knowledge of Revit (BIM) and Micro Station is a plus
  • Technical and/or vocational background
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings, schematics, and blueprints
  • Possess basic knowledge and understanding of CT Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Safety codes
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills to ensure drawing specifications
  • Self-starter and detailed oriented with strong attention to time management to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Capable of interacting with a diverse blend of personalities and work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of HVAC and/or Plumbing and/or Fire Protection and/or Ship drawings standards is a big plus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus
To view a copy of Carnival's FMLA, EEO and EPPA posters please visit: (click or copy and paste link into your browser)

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