Vessel Design Draftsperson

Position SummaryThe primary role of a Vessel Design Draftsperson is drawing preparation for various pressure vessels. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Revise and generate the following drawings:
    • Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s)
    • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)
    • Pressure Vessels
  • Generate any other miscellaneous drawings (i.e. skids, ladders, platforms, etc) as requested.
  • Revise standard drawings as necessary.
  • Back drafting and revision of shop drawings.
  • Back-drafting or “As Builts” from other disciplines


  • Support, participate in, and help drive the overall company safety program, safety awareness, and safety targets.
  • Consistently demonstrate “Safety Leadership” qualities.


  • Engineering Design / Drafting Technology Diploma or equivalent.


  • 5-10 years' experience in vessel/exchanger design in a manufacturing environment. Fabrication shop experience is an asset. 
  • Proficient knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Proven ability to produce high quality work while facing competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize activities and stay focused in a dynamic ever changing environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop departmental “Key Performance Indicators”.
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (emphasis on Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), Lotus Notes, Acrobat Pro, and other software systems.


  • Proficiency working with AutoCad including the ability to use all features of the program.
  • General knowledge of ANSI and ASME codes.
  • Familiarity with instrument symbols, welding symbols and processes.
  • Proficiency with Tekla Structures (X Steel) and the ability to use all features of the program.
  • Extensive knowledge structural sections, detailing, and connections.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – must be able to interact successfully with all levels of staff, from Managers to Senior Executives, with a positive, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity toward client engagements and confidentiality when interacting with TDE leadership.
  • Adaptability and the ability to handle ambiguity.

TDE offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package as well as a positive work environment with opportunities for growth. If you are interested in this opportunity and feel your skills and experience will add value at TDE, please forward your cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to tdehr@thermodesign.com with Vessel Design Draftsperson in the subject line.