CAD Designer

Drafting • Engineering • Cambria, WI • Regular Full-Time

The CAD Designer is a hands-on role that is critical for successful implementation of projects at Didion supporting the production of commercial ethanol and milled corn-based products.  Working as part of the engineering team, the CAD Designer/Drafter develops and maintains 2D / 3D models, detail drawings, and other documentation to support product design and Didion’s manufacturing processes
This role typical works a general Monday-Friday day shift with expectations for flexibility for business needs.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Update existing AutoCad Drawings (P&ID’s, Electrical, Instrument (Loops), Mechanical, Architectural, Piping, Structural, isometric, and Orthographic).
  2. Generate new AutoCad Drawings to support Site projects. Perform area walkdown and measurements to assist in the project scoping/design process.  Develop sketches or drawings (area layout, piping isometrics, orthographic, etc.) needed to assist in the design process.
  3. Manage and improve Drawing Database, ensuring the most up-to-date drawings are available immediately, and accessible by all, for rapid crisis response, timely troubleshooting, and speedy manufacturing review.
  4. Administer and enhance, Didion drawing guidelines and workflows. Train other users, to maintain drawing consistency.  Work with others to ensure redlines are efficiently incorporated to ensure an up-to-date drawing database.
  5. Enter and maintain bill of material (BOM) and item master data.
  6. Assist Engineering in completing project closeouts and equipment documentation.
  1. Follow Didion Engineering Standards and assist in Engineering Change Order closings.
  2. Independently field verify drawing accuracy and perform walk down’s and redlining of existing P&ID’s, creating new ones when necessary.  Establish an internal drawing audit system.
  3. Assist in equipment, piping, and instrument labeling.
  4. Act a Didion Job Supervisor (KJS) and execute small projects.
  5. Possesses problem-solving and interpersonal skills to enable the implementation of solutions and project completion on small projects with limited supervision or direction.
  6. Provide data entry for Instrument and Equipment databases.
  7. Assist with purchasing of project equipment and instrumentation.
  8. Capable of working in a highly collaborative work environment.
  9. Administer revision control for product configurations, from pilot phase to obsolescence.
  10. Support teams in document/drawing generation and updates using CAD tools and/or word processing programs.
  11. Provide technical assistance to manufacturing, product management, marketing, and other team members.
  12. Perform routine housekeeping to ensure area operates within parameters that conform to environmental and safety standards.



  • Associate Degree in Computer Aided Design or related degree
  • 3+ years working experience in Food/Chemical/Manufacturing Facility
  • 5+ years related experience with AutoCAD (release 2010 and above)
  • Proficiency with generating and editing 2D drawings in AutoCAD using advanced techniques as well as 3D systems such as Solid Works or Revit.
  • Experience with Process (P&ID’s), Mechanical (Piping/Equipment Layouts), Electrical (One-Lines, Instrument Loops), and Facility (Plot Plan, Area Electrical Classification, etc.) drawings.
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to design fabrications for approval.
  • Able to read and interpret piping & valve specifications and P&IDs and perform field verifications.
  • Independent, goal-oriented, team player, interested in learning. Detail-oriented with ability to work efficiently.  Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to create isometric and orthographic piping / equipment drawings.
  • Willingness to be involved with non-drafting duties, such as field site assessment and layout, basic office duties, and field work.
  • Working knowledge of standard mechanical drafting practices, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals.
  • Technical writing skills for specifications and general communication.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to maintain technical accuracy in a multi-tasking environment.


  • Periodic lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Alternates between sitting, standing, and moving within the work area.
  • Must be able to manipulate equipment used in performance of tasks.


  • Works in an office environment with regular exposure to the manufacturing floor.

Employee Core Competencies

  • Collaborate Across Workgroup
  • Initiate Positive Change
  • Deliver High Quality Results
  • Focus on the Customer
  • Develops Self & Others
  • Accountability