Project Designer

CA - Tracy

Posting Date

09/22/2022

Report to

Engineering Manager

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Project Designer to join our Northwest Pipe team in Tracy, CA.

 

We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety

 

Our Values:

  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.

 

About the Job:

A Project Designer (PD) supports the Project Manager’s (PM) efforts from inception through production both in new product design and in existing product redesign on each individual project to which they are assigned.

 

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities:

  • Accurately compile the contract requirements, customer preferences, and manufacturing limitations of a given project into a cohesive design drawing package, bill of materials, and Track.net
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands, and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate
  • Active communication with Project Managers
  • Support the estimating functions
  • If it is determined that an applicant is qualified for a PD III position, additional responsibilities will include managing assigned low profile projects from start to finish
  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance

 

Education/Experience:

  • College degree in engineering, mathematics, or other technical subject or equivalent work experience
  • Prefer a licensed professional engineer (PE)
  • Experienced in the engineering, pipe, steel, construction or heavy highway industries strongly desired.
  • 1 – 5 years of experience

 

Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

 

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

 

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be meet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require working outside of standard office hours, weekend, or evening work.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Sedentary work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, including the human body.  (Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.)

 

Physical Activity:

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Standing/Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling to type.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm to operate a mouse, phone, computer, and other office machines.

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raining objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to file documents and open lower drawers as well as to lift boxes and other items.

 

Visual Acuity:

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

 

Vision:

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Close vision
  • Distance vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Depth perception
  • Adjust visual focus

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • Color vision

 

Weather Conditions:

Over to 2/3 of the time the worker is subject to:

  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes (as typical in office or administrative work)

Less than to 1/3 of the time the worker is subject to:

  • Both environmental conditions: activities occur inside and outside
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level

 

Noise Levels:

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Moderate noise

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Very quiet conditions
  • Loud noise

 

Supervision Received:

Direction: The incumbent establishes methods and procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives, and receives guidance in terms of broad goals. Only the final results of work are typically reviewed. Incumbent typically develops procedures within the limits of established policy guidelines.

 

 

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