Job Description

Plans Technician

WC Code: 4900-00

Reports to: Director of Architecture & Forward Planning
Status: Salary, Exempt
Rate of Pay: $65,000 – $85,000 annually
Location: Field and Vancouver, WA main office
FT or PT: 40 hours/week; Mon – Fri


Job Summary:

The Plans Technician manages the process and timelines for plan maintenance of the stock plans. This position coordinates the drawing and architectural tasks, assists with plan reviews, and conducts frame walks. This person facilitates the relationship between Holt, the architects, engineers, and designers with the highest level of integrity, character, professionalism, courtesy, and ethics.

Company Values:

  • Honesty – We say what we’ll do and do what we say
  • Support – We express empathy, nurture growth, offer help, and accept help
  • Efficiency – We don’t cut corners, but cut waste and find the best way
  • Responsiveness – We recognize possibilities and respond to change, learn from mistakes, and communicate promptly
  • Improvement – We innovate endlessly


  • High school diploma
  • College degree or trade school preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in single and/or multi-family construction
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of job, including but not limited to, traversing rough terrain and jobsite obstacles
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather
  • Have a vehicle, valid driver’s license, and safe driving record to drive to different sites
  • Advanced knowledge of Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Bluebeam experience preferred
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Potential remote work after mandatory in-office training, decided by manager
  • Read and decipher plan blueprints and details
  • Advanced knowledge of structural design, bearing points, fire walls, ventilation, and single and multi-family building codes
  • Estimating skills and knowledge of industry best practices
  • Knowledge of Value Engineering
  • Ability to communicate needs to architects, engineers, and other designers clearly during plan design and redline review


  • Ability to learn new software and programs quickly
  • Adapt in an ever-changing environment
  • Work independently as well as in a group setting
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills


  • Act as a point of contact for plan and architectural related items for Holt Homes
  • Help develop new single and multi-family plans and see them through to completion with Architects, Engineers, Truss Designers, I-joist designers, and cabinet designers
  • Maintain existing plan database and associated redlines
  • Effectively communicate plan changes to associated departments (purchasing, sales, and marketing)
  • Manage the completion of construction drawing and architectural tasks per the deadlines set in new community planning timelines
  • Assist permit coordinators with plan review items from jurisdictions as needed
  • Schedule and conduct frame walks during first build of new plan to eliminate issues and value engineer as needed
  • Review of marketing material, renderings, and website collateral for accuracy before release to public
  • Other duties as needed

Work Environment:

  • Regularly uses a computer with repeated movements to enter data, differentiate between colors, shades, and brightness, and read from a screen for extended periods of time
  • Travels to sites to evaluate homes in progress, often in adverse weather
  • Regularly interacts with Architects, Engineers, and various designers

Medical Benefits:

  • Employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance per full-time employee
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, long term disability insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance worth $25,000 per full-time employee
  • Company provided Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employer contributes 4.5% into each employee’s 401(k), even if employee does not contribute
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement
  • 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked
Vacation Accrual for Regular Full-Time Team Members
Years of Service Accrual Rate Per Pay Period Days Earned Per Year
First Year 40 hours front loaded. Accrual rate of 1.53 hours for remainder of year 10 Days
1 Year Anniversary 3.07 Hours 10 Days
3 Year Anniversary 4.61 Hours 15 Days
10 Year Anniversary 6.15 Hours 20 Days


Financial Benefits:

  • Annual bonus of up to 10% of salary
  • 13 paid holidays yearly (Company)
  • Company laptop
  • $70 monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Well-retire 401(k) Financial Advisor
  • Reimbursements for parking and public transportation
  • Monthly Shell gas card
  • Education Assistance Program that includes reimbursement of up to $3,500 per year
  • Home Purchase Program
  • Employee Referral Program


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. The duties and responsibilities above may not be a comprehensive list; additional tasks may be assigned from time to time, and the scope of this position may change as necessitated by business or industry demands.