Nelson Baker Biotech, Inc. is all about harnessing the right technologies to make a cleaner, more energy-efficient tomorrow. We are currently seeking a Mechanical Design Drafter to be part of our expanding professional team in Sioux Falls, SD. If you are looking for a career with an innovative and fast-paced company join our team today.


  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Because we believe in balancing your work life and your home life, you will also receive 8 paid holidays, and paid vacation time
  • A full benefits package including: medical and dental with family plans available, prescription drug benefit, a vision discount plan, flex spending accounts, life insurance and disability policies are available
  • Participation in the 401K plan and bonus program
  • Tuition assistance for your continuing education
  • The opportunity to give back to the local community through Nelson Baker Gives Back events


The Mechanical Designer Drafter is responsible for 3D piping and equipment models, drafting, designing, and detailing various projects, coordinating with the engineers. Perform regular and recurring designer/drafter duties independently following established policies/procedures and practices. You will also prepare detailed drawings of mechanical layouts, plans, equipment and piping according to specifications provided by the engineering team and our customers.


  • Perform assigned job tasks within the established schedule
  • Responsibilities include standard detailing and fabrication practices as well as reading and understanding design documents/drawings
  • Make changes necessary to drawings due to direction from Owners or engineers
  • Draws finished design from sketches
  • Details and checks simple mechanical piping and equipment layouts with minimum oversight
  • Understands engineering of simple piping systems and produces clear, concise and complete drawings and bill of
    material for shop or field fabrication with all information needed for the contractor
  • Perform solid modeling of plant assemblies and piping system including vessels, tanks, heat exchangers and other equipment utilizing CADWorx Plant 3D
  • Create, modify, organize and optimize large and complex assemblies using AutoCAD software
  • Create bid drawings, construction drawings, and as-built drawings using AutoCAD software and/or Revit software
  • Read, interpret, create and organize blueprints, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s), and process flow diagrams (PFD’s)
  • Qualified candidates may be asked to walk down P&ID’s at customer’s plants and perform occasional site visits to verify existing plant layout
  • Investigate and recommend improvements to existing processes and procedures


  • Ideal candidates will have a solid foundation with CAD-based software packages, a strong aptitude for learning, and problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional or Bluebeam Revu
  • Document Tracking Database
  • Excellent verbal, written and computer communication and technical skills
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently with minimum instructions, maintain records and high degree of accuracy

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