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PDS Tech Inc Pipe Designer 3D in Kansas City, Missouri

PDS Tech Inc. is searching for a Pipe Designer in Kansas City, Missouri


The Piping Department provides service and projects to improve safety and continual improvements of existing chemical processes and provides drawings for maintenance purposes. We provide P&IDs, Layouts and Piping Isometrics to support plant activities. We also provide the resources to maintain as built records of the plant drawings.



• Scribe marks from process engineer using ACAD and PDF editors (Bluebeam)

• Verify against Process Flow Diagrams, Route piping, confirm pipe specifications

• Add line numbers, tie-in numbers, specialty item numbers, etc. per the Client's standards

Equipment Layouts

• Layout and do studies to optimize access and ergonomics of new equipment

• Knowledge of scaled drawings capable of updates with ACAD

Piping Isometrics

• Survey exist field conditions and optimize routings of new pipelines using good engineering practices

• Model piping and create ISOs from AutoCAD Plant 3D software

AutoCAD Plant-3D Drawings

• Build plant 3D models to produce extracted isometrics and perform Navisworks model reviews

• Use model reviews to fine tune piping design to match plant expectations

• Execute and Manipulate 3D laser scans for use in interference clash

Project Controls

• Create line lists, hold lists and tie-in lists using the Client's templates in Microsoft Excel

• Create material take-offs from models, sketches and isometrics


Education Requirement(s):

  • Minimum 2 years college or

  • High School graduate with 5 years pipe design experience


  • Must have strong grasp of pipe specs and materials

  • Experience with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D and, Navisworks

  • Require field work experience in an active chemical plant or processing industry, including gathering field dimensions, PID as-building and walking down P&ID’s to determine tie in locations

  • Must have team social skills to work with other disciplines and plant personnel

  • Job Experience in a working Manufacturing Plant with major piping

Skill & Competency Requirements:


  • Ability to customize AutoCAD components is a bonus

  • Prefer AutoCAD Vault experience (ProjectWise also adequate)

  • Experience with Bluebeam, Leica software and BIM360 are a plus

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.