Design Technician - Bloomington, MN - RCS Corporation

Design Technician – Bloomington, MN

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Job Type: Contract To Hire
Posted: 12/06/2021

Bloomington, Minnesota

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for Design Technicians in Bloomington, MN.  This is a contract-to-direct hire opportunity offering a competitive package including medical benefits, vacation and holidays.  An opportunity for direct employment is anticipated at/after 6 months.  Our client is seeking outgoing, self-motivated individuals looking for a company where they can continue to grow their skill set!

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals. 

Our Client

Our Client provides comprehensive engineering, consulting and automation services to pipelines, utilities and industrial customers.  With first-hand experience operating and maintaining energy infrastructure, over 800 professionals provide expertise in Pipeline Engineering, Process Safety Management and Industrial Solutions.


  • Work will be to rebuild and install new electrical distribution feeders.
  • Field noting and GPS data collection of existing conditions within the area.


This is the first level of the non-Engineer degreed technical support role job classification. Design Technician applies developing technical expertise to solve simple problems, and management skills to provide oversight of work in a specific area of developing expertise, with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills in their field of study, and the ability to work with some degree of independence.  This position is responsible for developing engineered pipeline construction plans in a CAD platform; receiving roughly designed concepts from engineers and transforming them into working documents.  Applications are predominantly related to the mechanical and electrical engineering fields.  This position is responsible for understanding and completing drawings in accordance with client specifications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ability to collect field data, must be able to complete technical tasks such as drafting, cost estimation, minor civil and electrical calculations, strong organizational skills and ability to communication.
  • Responsibilities may include GPS survey, overhead/underground line locating, inspections, testing, and documentation of power distribution, gas distribution, ROW, compressors, and other related facilities.
  • Complete design task for associated utility design projects. Tasks include but are not limited to drafting, engineering calculations, easement validation; design/construction cost estimating & permit package development.
  • Managing multiple projects in order to assure timely, successful completion for projects resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction and company/departmental goal achievements.
  • Ability to review Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for update or conflict.
  • Coordinate projects for construction across multiple departments to accomplish timely construction and meet customer, crew member or client needs within a negotiated timeframe.
  • Learn and incorporate company safety rules and policies, company design standards and governing authority regulations into daily work and designs.
  • Designs will meet all requirements of applicable company safety standards, company distribution construction standards, and governing authority regulations.


  • 3 – 10 years gas utility experience.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Basic design skills.
  • Ability to understand instructions and independently carry out instructed tasks.
  • Detail and quality oriented. Must be comfortable reading and interpreting technical documentation including blue prints, construction specifications and other items.
  • Strong communication and customer skills.
  • Must have own vehicle and ability to travel.
  • Ability to grow into responsibility for managing long term client program work.
  • Unquestioned business and personal integrity.
  • Authorization to work in the US without restriction. 
  • This position requires field work and use of personal vehicle; as a result, the employee must have reliable personal transportation and a valid driver's license and insurance.


  • Technical certificate in drafting or other technical skill preferred.
  • AutoCAD or Microstation knowledge.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Ability to work in hot, cold, or inclement climate conditions, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the Firm.
  • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Vision to read printed materials.
  • Use of computer and related systems management equipment, as well as, corrosion testing equipment and tools.
  • 20-30% travel required, including overnight travel and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in designated areas.
RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.
RCS Corporation