CAD Designer - Bethlehem, PA

Job Details

Division: Universal Industrial Gases, LLC

Location: Bethlehem, PA, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

Universal Industrial Gases, Inc. (UIG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor and a well-established, global engineer, constructor, supplier and operator of air separation plants and related equipment and services, based in Bethlehem, PA. UIG owns and operates production plants across the USA which supply both Nucor steel sites and also third-party clients 24/7 with tonnage quantities of oxygen, nitrogen and argon.


UIG is currently seeking a CAD Designer in Bethlehem, PA. The CAD Designer will be primarily responsible for the completion of the detailed CAD design, CAD model creation and drafting required to support the sales process, project engineering and the fabrication and construction of air separation plants and their related equipment and component parts. Responsibilities include:

  • Accurately interpreting P&ID symbols into effective Plant 3d design models.
  • Clearly and effectively collaborating with Design Teammates and Design Manager via remote operations or in office.
  • Creating and accurately tag equipment, and structural support models.
  • Conducting peer-reviews of design models
  • Presenting design efforts to a review board.
  • Efficiently creating isometric and orthogonal drawings from Plant 3D software.
  • Efficiently learning and operating Autodesk Plant 3D and P&ID software solution.
  • Supporting construction projects in the field either from the office, remote setting, or at the construction site.


Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Two-year associate’s degree in CAD Mechanical Design Technology or High School Diploma (Acceptable Alternatives:  Career Institute of Technology in Computer Aided Design, Vocational Technical Trade Schools) with five years’ experience in Large Plant Piping Design.
  2. Experience working with Microsoft Windows and Office, 3D Database Driven Computer Aided Design Software’s (Acceptable format experience includes:  Solidworks, Smart Plant 3d, AutoPlant, Plant 3d, CADWorx, All Autodesk products)
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Ability to read and interpret engineering documentation, Smart P&ID’s, specifications, client requirements, prints/specs, technical writing, vendor drawings, quotations, bill of materials and valve and instrument lists.
  2. Prior hands-on project experience with large scale plant CAD designs, ideally in a cryogenic air separation environment.
  3. Strong document management and control skills experience


Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace