Burns & McDonnell Assistant Mechanical Detailer/Designer in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters in Kansas City, MO, is looking for an Assistant Mechanical Detailer/Designer to prepare 3D drawings for commercial aviation, federal government, military and industrial projects. Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned firm ranked on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For and voted as a Best Place to Work in numerous cities across the United States.

This position offers challenging work with significant project variety at a successful, growing company. These projects encompass HVAC and Plumbing systems for a variety of facilities, and include aircraft maintenance hangars, engine maintenance facilities, munitions assembly and storage, personnel training facilities, flight simulator facilities, commercial aircraft hangars, data centers, classrooms and administration buildings.

The Assistant Mechanical Detailer/Designer will work on an integrated design team within our Aviation & Federal Global Practice to perform the following duties:

  • Assist in planning and preparing detailed drawings for HVAC and plumbing systems, fuel storage and piping facilities, hydronic systems, fire protection systems and other mechanical-related components.

  • Use 3D CAD and other software, including, AutoCAD, Revit, Microstation, Plant3D, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Office 2016.

  • Use 3D software to assist in modeling surfaces and pipe networks, manipulating corridors, managing styles and content development.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of CAD standards and best practices.

  • Learn and successfully apply company, client, and project drafting standards and procedures.

  • Demonstrate ability to apply formulas, spreadsheets, principles, and practices to complete required drawings.

  • Provide a range of drawing production work including problem analysis, layout, detailing, drafting, and calculations on project of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of assigned and related disciplines.

  • Coordinate drafting activities with other designers, drafters, and design disciplines.

  • Successfully communicate and correspond with internal design resources and external clients and personnel.

  • Execute design changes and project drawing revisions.

  • Maintain CAD proficiency and work toward mastering current CAD systems.

  • May perform field inspections

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in drafting technology with minimum of 4 years applicable experience or Associates degree with minimum of 5 years applicable experience.

  • Proficiency in at least one 3D design software package. Revit experience is preferred. Microstation experience is beneficial.

  • Coursework and/or experience in mechanical infrastructure system design is preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to independently complete required drawings.

  • Previous internship or related consulting experience is preferred.


Job Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190031