Drafter-Great Falls, MT

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Position: Drafter-Great Falls, MT

Company: Loenbro Inspection     

Department: Inspection

Reports To: Inspection Manager

Wage: $15/hr.

Position Overview: This position is responsible for the necessary design, direction, completion and archiving of complex piping construction projects for multiple refineries and manufacturing facilities.  Position will be based in Great Falls, MT with potential work throughout other areas. 

Job Duties:

  • Draft, study and modify piping components of piping in refinery/plant settings. Coordinate with engineering and planning groups.
  • Accumulate the necessary data, including reference drawings, field notes, measurements, operation’s needs, equipment manufacturers’ data, etc. Prepares preliminary studies.
  • Prepare alternative preliminary plans, as appropriate, together with economic evaluations, including possible layouts, material requirements, hookup with other refinery equipment etc., to obtain preliminary approvals
  • Perform necessary engineering calculations to determine design details, such as design of structural members; design of piping manifolds, including selection of valves and fittings; minimum calculation for piping stress, layout of switchboards and electrical circuits, layout of instrumentation; design of pressure vessels
  • Determine the manner of presentation after the final plan has been selected, including types of drawings required (isometric, etc.) selecting the number of drawings and diagrams required arrangements of details and views
  • Ensure that completed design is functional, designed with safety and that all applicable codes have been followed and maintain
  • Determine the locations of pumps, exchangers, furnaces, vessels, columns, etc., taking into account operating conditions and requirements, such as pressure drops, suction conditions, temperature ranges, etc.
  • Organize all completed drawings and data into a comprehensive record for projects
  • Follow the project through field completion, implementing alterations of design and revisions of drawings accordingly


  • Strong Computer and Drafting Experience
  • 2-5 years CAD experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to work both in field and office settings
  • Ability to work in a high production, fast moving 

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting necessary equipment and materials up to 50 pounds
  • Pulling up to 80 pounds
  • Climb ladders up to 5 stories
  • Ability to crawl into and on uneven spaces
  • Walking on uneven surfaces
  • Walking up to 8 miles per day

Potential Hazards:

  • Potential to work in Field Environements
  • Potential exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures
  • Manufacturing, pipeline, and refining environment
  • Fit and move in confined spaces including tanks and vessels
  • Limited working surfaces
  • The use of X-ray machines
  • Exposure to noise above 85 decibels and intense odors
  • Exposure to areas with limited visibility

Essential Requirements:

  • Climbing up and down stairs and ladders to both get in and out of trenches and up to elevated platforms (scaffolding at significant heights)
  • Lifting necessary equipment and materials 1-50 pounds, 50% of the time on a monthly basis for required tasks
  • Potential or Periodic amounts of time for the following:
    • Walking on uneven terrain, with an average of 2 miles per day
    • Standing
    • Sit, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Use of respirator if position requires
  • Driving if required to travel
  • If driving is required, valid driver license and proof of insurability is required. All drivers are subject to a DMV background records search.


  • Health Insurance- 75% of the Employee portion paid after 60 day waiting period
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) optional enrollment
  • Vacation after 1 year of employment
  • 401k after 1 year of employment with a company match up to 4%
  • Employee paid Dental and Vision Insurance

We are “Leading the Change” in the energy services industry. Our growth and successes have not changed who we are. We live our core values every day:






*Loenbro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: Great Falls, MT
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