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Piping Detailer, CAD

Location: Glendale, CA


ACCO is looking for a Piping Detailer to join our Glendale office! Reporting to the Southern California Construction CAD Manager, this position is responsible for the 3D layout and coordination of all aspects of piping as required per project specifications. ACCO's Piping Detailer positions are dispatched through the union locals. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in joining the union for this role.


  • Assist in creating 3D drawings, based on 2D construction documents for mechanical piping, and process piping.
  • Coordinate location of MEP installation within 3D drawings.
  • Assist ACCO project managers with prefabrication drawings, spool maps, etc.
  • Regularly communicate with project managers and field fabrication/installation personnel to obtain and convey the information needed to complete the technical layout-coordination assignments
  • Creation of Clash Reports, spool drawings, templates, item reports, and trimble files.
  • Creating 3D detailed drawings for pipe fabrication.
  • Review of detailed shop drawings with engineer of record.
  • Coordinate revisions and changes with piping field foremen.
  • Lead 3D BIM Coordinator that includes:Maintain ACCO CAD standards.
    • Consolidate federated models and upload for team.
    • Run clash detection reports.
    • Facilitate team in resolving issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Three years of related experience, or equivalent years of education/training and related experience.
  • Knowledge of commercial HVAC systems, mechanical and piping construction methods and systems designs, particularly for commercial, health care, labs, industrial and high-end residential industries. This includes, but is not limited to the ability to:Ability to read architectural, structural drawings and specifications.
    • Understand installation of piping/mechanical systems
    • Coordinate pipe with other disciplines in a 3D environment. 
    • Cost-effective pipe routing and equipment location
    • Supports and anchors, including seismic anchoring
  • Ability to understand and apply information given through the submittal process.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Fabrication, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Manage and Simulate software applications.
  • Ability to create spool and installation drawings and experience with BIM projects.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Windows XP, MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer) and Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD (up to 2015) required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication/relationship skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met 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.
  • The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to walk and sit;
  • Tele-commuting is not permitted
  • Regular and routine attendance is required

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.

ACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment | Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law|Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision |At this time, ACCO is unable to provide visa sponsorship. 

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