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Piping Detailer

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

We are looking for a Piping Detailer to join our Santa Cruz, CA office! 

The Piping Detailer reports to the Branch Manager. The Piping Detailer will assist with 2D CAD tasks – Annotation, linetypes, plotting tasks, layer editing, and others. The Piping Detailer will assist with 3D CAD tasks which include editing the 3D elevations of systems, XREFs of 3D models, maintenance of 3D models, editing intelligent text in our 3D models.


  • Project Interface
    • Assist with 2D CAD tasks – Annotation, linetypes, plotting tasks, layer editing, and others.
    • Assist with 3D CAD tasks – editing the 3D elevations of systems, XREFs of 3D models, maintenance of 3D models, editing intelligent text in our 3D models.
    • Posting models onto client’s FTP sites, maintaining logs, screenshots for RFIs, etc.
    • Assist with fabrication as instructed by Lead Mechanical Piping Detailer
    • Coordinate revisions and changes with piping field foreman
    • Help with pipe routing

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with supports, anchors and seismic details
    • Assist the Piping group with any other written task as needed.

Software Requirements

Must be proficient in the use of the following programs:

    • AutoCAD
    • PDF Markup Programs (Adobe, Bluebeam, etc.)
    • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail
    • Revit knowledge is a plus


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-3 years of CAD, design, drafting, engineering or construction experience.
  • Familiarity with HVAC mechanical piping systems (Heating and Cooling piping)
  • Familiar with a different piping material ( Welded, Grooved, Copper and Press-on )
  • Can read P&ID drawings
  • Autodesk Certification is a plus but not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals
  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance
  • Must possess and maintain exceptional work ethic as well as uphold company values and demand the highest standard of conduct from self and others
  • Possess the ability to work well as part of a team and independently

Competencies Needed:

  1. Adaptability/Flexibility
  2. Organizing/Executing
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Analyzing/Interpreting
  5. Supporting/Cooperating


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.

  1. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  2. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  3. Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear
  4. Frequently required to reach with hands and arms
  5. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

This individual must be a responsible person and regular attendance is required. This is a non-exempt position Monday through Friday and depending on the current need of the department, the shift will be either 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm or 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with one hour lunch. Eight hours per day is required and other occasional overtime may be necessary. Regular and routine attendance is required.

Our ideal person will have all these in addition to everything listed above: 

  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS in addition to maintaining an open line of communication with employees throughout the organization, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills, including good phone and email etiquette.
  • APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY you already demonstrate respect and you highly value the variety of cultures and talents that make up ACCO.
  • INNOVATION although we have a great team and effective processes in place, we feel that there is always room for improvement, and we'll look to you to be creative as you partner with stakeholders to evaluate our operations, solve ongoing issues, and develop even better systems.
  • STRONG APTITUDE for learning and developing new systems and programs.
  • GOING THE EXTRA MILE ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • WORK MANAGEMENT possess the ability to work in a high paced environment with the ability to prioritize tasks.


Do you have what it takes? Click the START YOUR APPLICATION link below and submit your resume. Once you’ve applied, our dedicated Talent Acquisition team will be reviewing your resume. If your experiences matches our needs, you’ll be hearing from us by phone or email. 


Why join ACCO? ACCO Engineered Systems is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. Since 1934, owners and builders have selected ACCO to design, install, and maintain more than 250,000 mechanical projects.  ACCO is dedicated to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance and service of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, process piping, and building automation systems. Whether your project is a low or high-rise office building, a shopping mall, hospital, semi-conductor fabrication facility or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant…ACCO can design, build, install, and maintain a mechanical system to meet your needs

Here at ACCO, we are a part of something bigger. Just ask our customers: California Academy of Sciences, L.A. Live, and San Francisco 49ers Stadium. While we have been around for 80+ years, we continue to grow at a dynamic pace. And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. To read more about us, check out our ABOUT US section with current news and events.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. | Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. 

ACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment. 

At this time, ACCO is unable to provide visa sponsorship. 

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