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Engineering Designer

Job Summary

The Engineering Designer supports the plant engineering function by preparing drawings and maintaining equipment files.


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. All regular full-time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


  • Prepares drawings using CAD system from sketches, field measurements, and/or verbal instructions which include conceptual development, mechanical design, general arrangement, detail views, and construction layouts for plant projects; some drawings are self-generated in response to project requirements
  • Works with vendors, contractors, and consulting engineers in the drawing development; checks contractor prepared and vendor prepared drawings for design intent and accuracy prior to fabrication and construction  
  • Functions as manager on selected procurement and construction projects; supervises contractor personnel in the execution of plans on prepared drawings
  • Maintains orderly and complete engineering drawings, plant equipment, and vendor files; runs prints of drawings for plant personnel, contractors, and vendors as required; organizes and maintains microfilm records and index for plant drawings and files. 
  • Assists in field surveying as a Rodman or chainman, plots maps and inventories from field notes; performs volumetric calculations, and reports material inventory values to Laboratory and Statistician


High school diploma


  • Proficient in using the CAD system
  • Two plus years of drafting experience in the industry
  • Trade school drafting or Associate degree 

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA-regulated ongoing drug and alcohol testing.

Engineering Designer

Job Req ID:  10112
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

Job Segment: Drafting, Construction, Fabrication, Procurement, Statistics, Engineering, Data, Manufacturing, Operations