AutoCAD Electrical Designer/Drafter

EMPLOYER: Progress Engineering, LLC



Progress Engineering is a very small electrical engineering firm, which specializes in designing and implementing innovative process automation and control solutions for manufacturing facilities.  Operating from our Manchester, Maine, office, we provide electrical engineering services throughout the United States in a broad spectrum of industrial settings.  Progress Engineering has extensive experience in the forest products industry, including sawmill and planer mill control and optimization systems; whole-plant wood pellet manufacturing design; log optimization slashing systems; and cedar log manufacturing.  The company provides electrical engineering services in many industrial sectors, including water and wastewater treatment plants; naval ship steel preparation and cutting; bakery/food preparation; consumer goods manufacturing; aggregates and construction materials batch plants; and biomass and hydroelectric power production.

Progress Engineering is currently seeking an AutoCAD Electrical Drafter/Designer to join our growing team. We are looking for candidates with a proven record of or sincere interest in learning to execute industrial automation design work.


· In-office and field design services, including layout and detail components of industrial automation and electrical systems, while considering customer needs and budgetary requirements;

· Developing detailed drawings and specifications using AutoCAD;

· Interpreting, modifying and revising electrical designs and drawings to meet client specifications;

· Submitting completed designs and drawings for review and approval;

· Communicating with clients in design and construction scenarios;

· Communicating and collaborating with technical and professional personnel.


· Contribution toward health and dental group insurance plans after qualification period

· Paid sick days, vacations and holidays

· SIMPLE IRA retirement plan after qualification period

· Relocation assistance will be offered to the right candidate as necessary

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check.

Progress Engineering, LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
The company has adopted an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Prevention plan, and all employees are required to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Employees are provided with appropriate PPE depending on their duties.


Desired Skills and Experience: · Some experience designing automated control systems using PLC, SCADA, and power systems is extremely desirable, but less experienced candidates with suitable background training and a sincere interest in growing into the position will be considered; · Candidates should be trained in and proficient with AutoCAD, and should have an ability to prepare complex drawings from rough sketches and verbal instructions, and to understand and efficiently follow complex instructions; · Understanding of and experience with electrical safety, and a solid understanding of the National Electric Code is desirable, but not required; · Effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to respond patiently and professionally to customer questions; · Must live within commuting distance of the Company’s office in Manchester, Maine, although visiting client sites on a regular basis to obtain field data will be required; · Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook; · PLC/SCADA/HMI programming experience is desirable, but not required for this position; · Applicants will be expected to provide generic examples of recent work or school experience, as well as references.
Pay Rate: Pay: $45,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Contact: Helen Edmonds
Phone: (207 )623-0110, ext. 100

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