Drafting Lead

Panama City, FL

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for all drafting and drafting related tasks at the location and will perform routine to difficult design assignments, which require knowledge and skill in basic drafting techniques, procedures, applicable company and industry standards, and design standards, as well as organize, lead and drive all drafting functions while collaborating with colleagues to meet their needs

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a continuing personal commitment to safety in daily activities, and incorporates safety  in work design with a constant effort to continuously improve.
  • 5+ years of industrial/process piping design experience or equivalent.
  • Participates in preparation of and maintains the budget for the design effort.
  • Reviews, and is responsible for meeting the schedule and advising management and customers of schedule progress, deviations from the schedule and helps identify methods for schedule recovery.
  • Prepares complex engineering and construction drawings from scratch, sketches or verbal instruction, utilizing manual or computer-assisted drafting/design techniques.
  • AutoDesk Plant 3D proficiency.
  • Assures all Kraton drafting procedures  and specifications are followed.
  • Supports field assignments as required for field data acquisition, which includes walking, climbing, and taking measurements.
  • Must have good visualization, directional and spatial skills for designing pipe routing and equipment setting.
  • Verify and update site P&ID's
  • Organize and maintain site drawing files
  • Prepare drawings in support  of Process Safety information Packages.
  • Perform drawing research  in support of exaction permits
  • Prepare drawings for bid packages
  • Identify work needs and available resources and find additional staffing as needed to support work load.
  • Prepare estimates for drafting needs to support project budgets.


  • Must have good visualization, directional and spatial skills
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Able to think critically to identify drafting department process improvements , find errors and make corrections and improve efficiency. 
  • Able to communicate clearly with colleagues and support both project and maintenance drafting work.
  • Able to complete all types of drawings in Autodesk Plant 3D (e.g. piping isometrics, P&ID's , PFD's, UFD's, E&I , loop drawings, etc.)


Type: Contract

Reference ID: 4911