PDS Tech Inc Piping Designer in Muscatine, Iowa

Job Summary:

The Project Engineering Piping/Mechanical Designer is responsible for completion of piping design and drafting duties related to all areas of the plant and associated engineering disciplines. This individual works independently on job assignments, taking basic project information and producing finished engineering drawings suitable for bidding and construction. Documents produced include engineering flow diagrams, civil drawings, detailed equipment arrangements, installation details, piping plans, piping isometrics, electrical drawings, miscellaneous construction and as-built drawings. The design/drafter may be responsible for making project design decisions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Duty/Responsibilities% of Time

Develop site plans, equipment layouts, piping plans and isometrics60%

Updating as-built drawings 30%

Assist Project Construction Coordinator as needed with construction activities5%

Work with Project Planner to establish resources5%

Minimum Required Qualifications for the Position:


Associate degree in Drafting/Design Technology or equivalent

Competencies / Skills

The position requires good communication skills, capable of making decisions independently, strong personal initiative, basic civil and mechanical engineering knowledge, the ability to work well in a team environment, and the ability to work well in a culture that values diversity in a self directed team environment.

Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • Excellent MicroStation CADD operating skills, Autocad and Cadworx is a plus

  • Surveying and field verification technique knowledge.

  • Understanding of mechanical and civil design practices and regulations related to system design, equipment layout and Mechanical.

  • In-depth knowledge of design codes, standards and regulations (i.e., OSHA, ADA, ASME, etc.) as may be applicable to civil and piping work.

  • Previous manufacturing experience - particularly with process related equipment (i.e., pumps, piping and heat exchangers, etc.).

  • Capable of working independently.

Description of Specific Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:

This position is in a manufacturing environment that requires:

  • The ability to ascend and descend stairs on a periodic basis.

  • Capable of lifting and carrying 40 lbs.

  • The ability to access all areas of the plant.

  • This position requires working the Muscatine Plant core business hours.

  • Extended hours and weekend work required when needed to support plant activities.

Scope / Specific Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Civil and Mechanical system design decision making.

  • Applying sound project design engineering principles.

  • Ensure systems and equipment are designed and installed in accordance with client and regulatory standards.

  • Assist with project reviews and system design.

  • Review field installations to ensure compliance with design.

  • Verification and completion of as-built drawings.

  • Development construction drawings.

  • Work directly with Project Engineers, Project Planners and Construction Field Coordinators to define project implementation requirements.

  • Develop equipment and material take-off and specifications.

  • Surveying and field verification as required to support project design.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.