Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an Intermediate or Senior Draftsperson to join our team in a full-time position at our rapidly growing office in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The successful applicant will join the office to produce mechanical and process drawings in the field of slurry transport systems and specialized equipment for the mining and resources industry.

The Intermediate/Senior Draftsperson will work in close liaison with process and mechanical engineers to develop project drawings for international mining clients.


Key tasks for the role are as follows:

  • Develop and maintain Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs) and Hydraulic Grade Lines (HGLs) from sketches provided by engineers
  • Develop general arrangement and layout drawings of piping systems, process buildings, pump stations (plans, elevations and sections) and related specialized equipment from PFDs and P&IDs
  • Produce pipework drawings, including arrangements, long sections and isometrics
  • Development of 3D models
  • Perform material take-offs and develop bills of quantities, and equipment lists
  • Check, review and mark up drawings, ensuring compliance and adherence to P&C standards

The successful candidate will:

  • Contribute as part of a team consisting of engineers and other members of the drafting team
  • Actively manage own workload, adjusting activities as needed, to meet project timelines
  • Apply technical skills and critical thinking to develop drawings
  • Consistently deliver professional drawings to the required standards and drawing procedures
  • Commit to ongoing career development through continuous growth and learning

Job Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge
  • Applicant must be fully versed in Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor
  • Experience in Autodesk Vault and Plant 3D would also be beneficial
Experience Related to Position
  • Be formally trained in drafting
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant and appropriate experience in process plant and/or mining environments – with demonstrable drawing deliverables. At least some of this experience should include layout and detailing of pump stations and pipelines
  • Have 5+ years experience on AutoCAD (2D & 3D)
  • Have an excellent level of computer literacy
  • Be able to install and develop expertise in specialized drafting related software
  • Be able to problem solve independently through research and information gathering via library, internet, equipment catalogues and supplier contracts
  • An organised approach to ensure all deliverables are maintained and organised effectively
  • A professional demeanor and the confidence to make decisions independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to pro-actively and positively react to process changes and client requests at any stage in projects
Other Requirements
  • Be willing and able to occasionally travel internationally for training or project work

A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the office, we balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work-life balance. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With nine offices covering five continents and an international clientele, Paterson & Cooke provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size enables our employees to make a difference in the company and opens opportunities for career growth. Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone is pleased to come to work each morning.

Sudbury Application Instructions

Please send the following to

Subject Line: Application for Intermediate/Senior Draftsperson Position

  • Resume with contactable references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job