Senior Breakdown Detailer

Senior Breakdown Detailer

Vaughan, Ontario


Reporting to the Engineering Manager on all matters, regarding the assigned and breakdown issue. Breakdown detailer shall ensure to meet all schedules in a timely manner. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



  • Communication with coworkers daily by telephone, email and in person;
  • Work in a team environment; and
  • Both administrative and technical in nature.


Job Specific Duties:

  • Review approved shop drawing or marked-up shop drawing prior to doing breakdown;
  • Ensure working on the current set of shop drawing and approved sample list;
  • Request PM for cutout marked-up if not available yet;
  • Attend a kick-off meeting with installer to discuss if there are special requirement needed in window installation;
  • Review with PM and ensure all reply to RFI and SI are incorporated in the breakdown;
  • Mark all revisions on the shop drawing set used for as-built purposes;
  • If project is guaranteed, ensure that drafter double check the latest slab edge drawing against the approved shop drawing;
  • Site measurement has to be laid out in cad if necessary;
  • Mark on installation plans/slab edge drawing all questions and missing sizes;
  • Coordinate with installer and FM as requested;
  • Do the breakdown in the software according to standard practice;
  • Prepare sketches where required i.e. frit pattern, vent box cutouts, etc.;
  • Discuss with PM and FM if there are discrepancies between the shop drawing and site measurements;
  • Release breakdown to purchasing and plant as per schedule and procedure;
  • Prepare pulled sheets take off per release (extrusion, awning/casement material & swing door) to prepare materials to production;
  • Advise PM ahead of time if schedule will not be meet;
  • Fill up breakdown package;
  • Update windows on-hold tracker;
  • Coordinate with the PLM and QCM if necessary for special windows to assemble;
  • Issue a request material to purchasing, production &/or service for any revision, site changes or error made & update original file; and
  • Run an inventory report prior to finishing the project as requested by the plant manager to include hoists and windows on-hold minus the commercial area



  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Architectural Technology Construction Management or Civil Engineering.



  • Minimum 5+ years of working experience.


Working Conditions:

  • On-site work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks that require knowledge of and adherence to basic safety procedures and precautions;
  • Work environment requires having construction safety footwear and hard hat for all site work and in certain other locations.
  • At times requires driving a company vehicle to visit sites.


Senior Level:

  • Senior level position for incumbents wishing to pursue a career in Engineering or Project Management;
  • Detail oriented with the ability to read architectural drawings;
  • Knowledgeable in the industry and knows about the products and systems;
  • Ability to act as a mentorship to Junior Breakdown Detailers;
  • Ability work on many projects that are large and complex; and
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
If you are interested in learning more about this, or similar opportunities we have available, please send your most recent CV to Jessica Driver at:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this opportunity but regret that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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