Mechanical Piping Designer

BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Mechanical Piping Designer at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. This is a full-time, direct-hire, salaried position.

The Mechanical Piping Designer:

o Develops piping designs utilizing SmartPlant 3D CAD software

o Assists project team in developing bids, proposals, scopes of work, estimates, schedules, material lists, design concepts, design drawings, and other project documentation

o Performs field surveying of existing piping systems for incorporation into design

o Generates equipment arrangements and piping routing from concept flow diagrams, P&IDs, and process specifications

o Maintains project files and documentation

o Certifies accuracy and completeness of all deliverable products and services in assigned areas of responsibility

o Develops project bills of material

o Develops piping isometrics, equipment arrangements, and piping supports from piping layout drawings

o Writes Work Order and Material Purchase Requests

o Coordinates work with suppliers, subcontractors, fabrication, maintenance and/or construction firms

o Walks-down systems per P&ID’s and makes any as-built changes to drawings


Designs major components or major portions of a functional system or technically advanced concept. Develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations. Develops basic data and makes preliminary layouts, sketches, and notes necessary to present design proposal.Investigates pertinent design factors. Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.


A. Responsibilities for Work of Others


B. Supervision Received

Receives supervision from the Civil /Mechanical Engineering Manager.


A. Physical Tasks

Exerts limited physical energy, must be able to climb stairs and carry loads up to 50 pounds

B. Working Conditions

Normal office and production environments. Must be able to wear respirator and other PPE. May work extended hours or weekends. May travel overnight or on weekends.



Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education o High School Diploma / GED and 11 years relevant experience; Associate’s Degree and 7 years experience; Bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience

o 5+ years piping design experience with 3+ years in 3D piping design using AutoCAD, Intergraph (MicroStation, PDS, SmartPlant 3D), SolidWorks, etc.

o Possess good verbal and written communication skills

o Self-motivated

o Ability to work in a team environment Preferred Skills and Education o 3+ years SmartPlant 3D experience

o Piping design for chemical / petrochemical plant

o Associates or Technical Degree

o Industrial construction / field experience About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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