• Vessel Designer

    Job Locations US-MO-Springfield
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/5/2018 5:47 PM)
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    Position Title: Vessel Designer

    Reports To: Design Team Leader or Design Manager

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Job Type: Full-Time


    Company Background:

    ABEC is a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.  ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximize productivity.  ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilization systems. 


    Position Summary:

    Vessel Designer works under the direction of the Design Team Leader or Manager. They will utilize independent judgment to perform the day-to-day project duties of designing, developing and releasing deliverables (Including detail & assembly drawings and related bills-of material) used in the fabrication of equipment for pilot and commercial scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing (Primarily pressure vessel assemblies for fluid & gas handling and motorized agitation systems).  Primary responsibility involves generating design plans utilizing Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD software.  This position requires a high level of attention to detail along with the ability to develop a strong understanding of the ASME/ BPE Bioprocessing Equipment design standards.


    • Ability to work in a professional team-based office environment and meet date-driven customer-focused commitments.
    • Review and comprehend customer generated specifications and requirements.
    • Create / maintain design documents with technical support from project engineering and project management, as needed.
    • Create / maintain component BOM documentation with support from project engineering and project management, as needed.
    • Create / maintain drawings per customer specifications consisting of however not limited to; 3D models, detail drawings, and bill of materials.
    • Create and maintain project files using departmental resources and best practices.
    • Provide manufacturing support related to published designs and released design documentation as required.
    • Generate “as-built” design documentation using provided input from operations and provide them to the Quality department as needed.
    • Execute other tasks as assigned
    • Ability to travel when required


    • Associates Degree or Ireland Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or equivalent
    • 1 year post graduate in drafting and design
    • Knowledge of 3D Parametric CAD
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications; including Word and Excel.
    • Detail oriented with a solid understanding of drafting standards, design fundamentals, and related fabrication processes.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
    • Must work well both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    • Domestic and international travel is required.
    • Other work as assigned to support projects and / or customer expectations as needed


    Other Preferred Requirements:

    • Demonstrated ability to carry a project from conception to production.
    • Prior experience using Autodesk Inventor
    • Prior experience using Autodesk AutoCAD 2D/3D.
    • Experience with ERP software for item and bill-of-material creation; Syteline preferred.
    • Experience with ASME /BPE Bioprocessing Equipment standards.


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