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Jacobs Process Mechanical Drafter in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

Process Mechanical Drafter

Join our team turning abstract ideas into realities. Collaborate with industry experts to develop solutions to mission-critical challenges, such as NASA’s return to the moon, the DoD’s national security initiatives, international automotive manufacturers’ development of fuel-efficient and electric vehicles, and the DoE’s energy research. At Jacobs, we tackle challenges in emerging technologies, cyber, intelligence, space exploration, energy transformation, and resiliency to ensure national security. As the world’s thinkers, visionaries, and doers, we disrupt the status quo and affect real, meaningful change in how we provide solutions to our customers, operate our business, and support communities.

Our Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation of unique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples, wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands, climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude test facilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive, motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, confidential F1 motorsports clients, and many others in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Most of your designs will be unique, and you will usually be working on several projects at one time in a dynamic, challenging, and even fun environment. This position will provide you with an exciting opportunity to develop the drawing packages of process mechanical projects as part of a multi-discipline team of professionals. We are looking for a process mechanical drafter who will work to ensure client satisfaction and help deliver key process projects within scope, budget, and schedule. You should be a self-motivated professional with at least 2+ years of progressive process mechanical drafter experience including pipe/duct layout and routing and equipment layout.

In this role, the Process Mechanical Drafter will work closely under the direction of the Lead Process Engineer and /or Designer. This role is responsible for preparing detailed construction drawings for pipe/duct layouts and mechanical equipment, engineering calculations, sketches, detailed drawings, and design information according to project standards and procedures.

This position requires direct communication and coordination with other disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, structural and project team members to ensure a complete and timely production of drawing packages, spreadsheets, and databases to document information related to design. The drafter will become familiar with work processes for the office and the department.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Provides drafting team support on major projects of considerable scope and complexity.

  2. Assists on the layout and assembly of complete drawing packages for large projects.

  3. Coordinates work with the Lead Engineer and Lead Designer.

  4. Performs creative design from general concepts and field measurements.

  5. Operates CAD equipment and learns use of new CAD/3D programs.

  6. Performs drafting assignments with general instructions and working from furnished computations and sketches.

  7. Perform other related duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  1. Due to federal requirements for portions of the assigned work US Citizenship is required.

  2. Requires certification of two (2) years training from a vocational school or two (2) years college with courses relevant to drafting or engineering principles plus a minimum of two (2) years of experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the progressive experience. Must have working knowledge of CAE/CAD systems.

  3. Must have demonstrated good leadership, organization, planning, communication, and problem- solving capability.

  4. Requires working knowledge in the use of drafting equipment and in the application of drafting principles (descriptive geometry, lettering, dimensioning, layout, detail, etc.).

  5. Requires working knowledge of understanding and producing process mechanical design and layouts drawings for construction (i.e. piping, ducting, P&ID’s, PFD’s, mechanical components, and supporting details.)

  6. Requires working knowledge of AutoCad. Working knowledge of 3D modeling and producing 2D construction drawings from the model is preferred (using software such as SmartPlant, Plant 3D, Revit, Inventor, Creo or other related software packages).

  7. Able to produce a set of design and/or shop drawings that adequately depicts the design, is clear, concise, as free from errors as possible, and meets the job standards and specifications.

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position



% of Time

  • Field Work

  • Special clothing/equipment Other

  • Office and computer-based work for 80 – 90% of time

  • Occasional site visits requiring general access around construction and project sites, involving ability to access upper and lower levels. 10-20% of time.

  • Special clothing/equipment and other PPE may be required during site visits (15%)

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Description of Work Environment



% of Time

  • Indoors? Outdoors?

  • Travel / Transportation Requirements

  • Other

  • Office Environment for 80 – 90% of time

  • Field work may be required including outside work (10 - 20%)

Travel to perform field work at project sites or to attend customer meetings (10 - 20%)

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks



% of Time

  • Office equipment/machines

  • Office equipment (Computers, fax, telephones, copiers etc.) 80 - 90 %

  • During travel to construction and project sites, use handheld equipment such as measurement equipment, cameras, etc (10 - 20%)

Criticality of Attendance



  • Overtime, regular days, etc.

  • Shift: 1 st , 2 nd, 3 rd .

  • Regular day shift attendance is mandatory. (100%)

Occasional overtime may be required to meet demanding project schedules (10 - 20%)

Other Essential Functions

List other essential functions here.

Must take and pass a pre-employment drug and background test.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .