GMM Pfaudler US Inc. – ​​​​​3D CAD Designer III

Pfaudler, Inc.

Rochester, NY


 


SUMMARY OF POSITION 

Pfaudler, Inc. is a leading supplier of highly engineered, critical equipment and process systems for energy, chemical and industrial markets.  Pfaudler’s Engineered Systems (ES) Group designs and constructs process systems including Wiped Film Evaporator (WFE) Systems, Reactor Systems, Column Systems and Temperature Control Units (TCU’s).   

The 3D CAD Designer will be in the ES Group at Pfaudler, Inc. in Rochester, NY.  The 3D CAD Designer models the process system (structural steel, equipment, piping, instruments) using 3D CAD and creates all fabrication drawings and bills of materials required for construction of the systems.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Essential duties include those listed below.   Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Designer will be responsible for the design and 3D modeling of ES projects involving process equipment, piping and instruments. These process systems are typically skid mounted or modular and can vary in size from small pallet sized modules to multi-skid, multi-level structures with stair towers.  The 3D Designer work includes of the following:

  • Work with the Process/Project Engineers (PE) to create 2D Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) and 2D Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs).
  • Utilize the equipment specification sheets supplied by the PE and vendors to model the equipment in 3D (or use Pfaudler’s existing library of user shapes or download from vendor websites).
  • Utilize the Instrument Specification Sheets supplied from the PE and vendors to model the instruments in 3D (or use Pfaudler’s existing library of user shapes or download from vendor websites).
  • Develop a 3D model of a structural steel support skid/structure using Autodesk Advance Steel on which the equipment is mounted along with all interconnecting process and utility piping.
  • Develop the 3D model of the entire system utilizing the above and modeling in 3D all the process and utility piping using Autodesk Plant 3D.
  • From the model, the Designer creates the 2D steel layout drawings and 2D orthographic and isometric piping drawings used by the fabrication shops for construction of the systems.
  • From the model, the Designer exports the various bills of materials to Excel files to be used by the PE for procurement of all system materials and used by the fabrication shops for construction of the systems.
  • During fabrication of the system, the Designer works with the PE and the shop to trouble shoot any issues with the fabrication and to make any changes in the design required by the customer or shop.
  • Designer reviews the fabricated system and creates as as-built model and drawings.
  • Some CAD administrative work is also part of the job duties (e.g. project templates, pipe specs, catalogs, etc.)

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None.

 QUALIFICATIONS  

Eligible person should have a minimum of 5 years, preferred 10 years of relevant work experience and be proficient in 3D modeling using AutoCAD and Plant 3D.  Candidates with relevant work experience but with different software will be considered. 

Experience with structural steel design using Autodesk Advance Steel is not required but is considered a plus.

3D piping design experience is a must, structural steel design experience is considered a plus.

Experience with Caesar II (or similar) pipe stress analysis software is considered a plus.

Experience with Smart P&IDs is not required but is considered a plus.

Must be proficient with MS Word and Excel for specifications sheets and bills of materials.

Familiarity with instrumentation typically used in the chemical process industry is considered a plus

  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

BA in CAD Design is not required, especially with years of relevant 3D piping design experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Must have the following language and communication skills:

  • Speak and write English proficiently.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively (listen and speak) with customers, engineers and designers to understand the project requirements.  
  • Communicate with vendors to get details and drawings for module components.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Must have the ability to complete basic dimensional math calculations required for the design of process systems in CAD.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

None

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily the work environment is a typical office environment.  The employee will also be required to enter the Pfaudler or vendor workshop environments to track job progress, inspect equipment and system components and accompany customers during inspections.  Pfaudler has relocation benefits for a successful candidate outside the Rochester, NY; but also, remote work will be considered depending on the candidate’s experience and capabilities.

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