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Why You’ll Love This Job

We are seeking a motivated individual to join and support our CA – Columbia Engineering team based in Gaston, SC. The ideal candidate for the CAD Specialist will be results driven, motivated by technical challenges and have excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The CAD Technical Specialist will be reportable to the Engineering Manager and serve as an active member of our Engineering, Reliability, & Stores team. Their primary responsibilities will be accomplished through the following tasks: 

  • Provides CAD support to CA Alpek Polyester engineering through day-to-day direction from the Engineering Manager. 
  • Prepares construction sketches for capital projects, as assigned, using Microstation. 
  • Reverse engineer and develop detailed sketches of various machine components.  
  • Updates Issued for Record (IFR) drawings in Microstation. 
  • Updates as-built drawings through the Management of Change (MOC) process. 
  • Prepares as-built/IFR transmittals for Project Administration distribution. 
  • Enters updated drawings into Falcon, Alpek Polyester’s Drawing Management System. 
  • Is the CA – Columbia site interface with the Alpek Polyester USA corporate CAD team. 
  • Performs field walk-downs, as needed, to verify as-installed conditions. 


  • High school/GED equivalent, minimum; some technical school or college is desirable. 
  • Minimum of 5-years’ experience as a CAD operator using Bentley Microstation. 
  • Experience working in a chemical facility is desired. 
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. 
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required. 

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC  is a global leader in the production of PTA (Terephthalic Acid), PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Resins, PET Recycling (rPET), and Specialty Polymers. This integrated business services customers all over the world using its global network of manufacturing entities within the Alpek Polyester umbrella. We are committed to improving people’s lives through our products, innovations, and a commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is a division of Alpek, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest corporations.

Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. Alpek Polyester USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Type: Full Time (Salaried)
Job ID: 117396