McMillen, Inc.
  • Engineering / Environmental
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 30.00-34.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k), 9 Paid Holidays, PTO, and Wellness Reimbursement

Our growing CAD Department is immersed in the fast-paced Water Resources Engineering environment, often requiring creative designs to solve complex design problems. Frequent coordination and communication with design engineers is essential to solving problems, improving processes, and completing projects on time.

We are currently seeking a Staff CAD - Inventor to join our growing team. The ideal candidate for this role will have five years plus of experience preparing and developing clear, complete, and accurate designs to fabrication precision. Experience in the Water Resources industry is a plus. Visa sponsorship, including renewal during employment, will not be provided for this position.


  • Analyze engineering sketches, specifications, related data, and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape, and arrangement of parts.
  • Create and detail 3D solid models and supporting fabrication ready drawings; checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.
  • Ensure project design standards are adhered to by following published internal Standards as well as common international standards, such as ISO or ANSI.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; participate in group problem solving situations.
  • Modify project designs to correct operating deficiencies.
  • Utilize knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematics, manufacturing materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  • Read and interpret standard Engineering drawings in Imperial and Metric units.
  • Create multi-view drawings with dimensions and tolerancing in accordance with modern design practice and standards.
  • Other assignments, tasks or special projects as needed to support department efficiency and productivity.


  • Technical or vocation program completion with focus in design and drafting; AA/AS preferred
  • 5 years' experience as an Inventor/Solidworks Mechanical Designer
  • Highly proficient in the use of Inventor; will consider SolidWorks experience.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD a plus.
  • Previous experience with Autodesk Vault.
  • Fabrication experience a plus.
  • Experience designing high precision products and machinery components.
  • Must have good technical writing and professional communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

Who We Are: McMillen, Inc. (McMillen) is an engineering, environmental, and construction firm providing scalable, multi-disciplinary capabilities. We are a design and build firm providing clients with balanced perspective and realistic solutions. With experts in the United States, Canada, Australia, and France, our staff bring best practices from the water resources, energy, dams, infrastructure, fisheries, aquaculture, and restricted access markets.

We balance technical precision with collaborative delivery throughout all project phases. We have the resources and expertise to contribute to a project at the feasibility and planning stage, navigate the regulatory and permitting requirements, develop detailed designs, self-perform construction, and participate in startup, testing, and commissioning. We offer strategic planning, technical expertise, comprehensive project management, and integration of multi-disciplinary studies for traditional and alternative project delivery methods.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We aren't looking for the complacent or the comfortable. We are looking for the highly technical, the creators, the manic obsessives, the outliers who know being the best is a journey, not a finish line. We support our employees' efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance.

EEO: McMillen, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Visa sponsorship, including renewal during employment, will not be provided for this position.

No recruiters, please.

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