Material Handling / CAD Draftsman


Pelham, AL

POSITION SUMMARY: ProcessBarron a world class leader in design and manufacturing conveying equipment. We are seeking to hire highly skilled designer / draftsmen for the Material handing engineering department located in Pelham, AL.

ProcessBarron engineering department uses CAD software, 3D design, Scanning equipment, drones and other state of the art equipment to create custom conveying equipment for paper mills, power plants and other related industries. We engineer, design and build belt conveyors, drag conveyors, screw conveyors, silos, reclaimers, fuel feed bins, rotary feeders, structural towers, platforms and other equipment.

If you have experience in any of the following areas we want to hear from you:

Structural detailing

Mechanical design and drafting

AutoCAD experience

Extensive “board” drafting experience

Plate work detailing (flat pattern layouts, Development drawings, welding)

We use AutoCAD and Inventor as our primary software to design and create plant layouts, equipment general arrangements, customer approval drawings, P&I’s, material flow diagrams, shop fabrication drawings (detail drawings), and plate cutting templates. Drawings include dimensioning, welding specifications, and machining tolerances, BOMs, and flat pattern details.

We understand that you may not have a vast background in all these areas but we are willing to train and work with the right candidate that has a willingness to learn and be a part of this exciting industry.


  • Drafting background and AutoCAD experience is a must.
  • The ideal candidate would have:
  • 5+ years drafting experience
  • Proficient at AutoCAD 2D drafting
  • Have a Structural detailing background
  • Read and understand shop fabrication blueprints.
  • Have a vast understanding of conveying equipment design or related machinery design
  • Have a background using Autodesk Inventor or other 3D drafting programs
  • Have a good understanding of machining, welding and fabrication processes.
  • Have designed rotating equipment using with motors, gear reducers, sprockets and chains.
  • Engineering experience
  • Produce customer general arrangement drawings. Produce fabrication drawings, including dimensioning, weld specifications, and machining tolerances for shop use. Checking of drawings produced by other designers. Perform design analysis as requested.
  • Interaction and Communication with persons, internal to and outside of the company, and vendors, with regard to drawings, design information, project management, fabrication support, installation support, and general customer support.
  • Clear and Effective Communication Skills - Create supporting documentation for as-built designs. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Create drawing release transmittals and manufacturing orders for the fabrication and machine shops. Create requisitions, bills of materials, and parts orders. Print and store drawings. Assist in the creation of job specific operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Perform any other work as assigned by your supervisor
  • Perform all tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work effectively – alone and with other team members as required.
  • Strive to meet customer and company expectations of quality and engineering design standards.

ATTRIBUTES: What are the Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities for this position?

  • Experience in machinery design and drafting practices.
  • Knowledge and ability to use Autocad for the detailing of customer arrangement drawings, shop fabrication drawings, checking and validation, load/lifting diagrams, and BOM’s. Having 3D experience is beneficial but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of machining practices and tolerances, and welding principles.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet specific deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills with simple and logical solutions.
  • Mechanically inclined.

Job Demands include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be physically able to perform work assigned. Must be able to perform field measuring tasks which can include climbing ladders and stairs, entering into confined spaces, as well as extreme temperature, humidity, etc.
  • Must have or be able to obtain MSHA and OSHA safety certification.
  • Ability to work overtime if needed. Can be after hours and/or weekends.
  • Limited travel - typically less than once per month with durations of 1 to 3 days. Must have a valid credit card and driver’s license for use with travel - company will reimburse all valid expenses.