Kleinschmidt Group
  • 09-May-2022 to 09-Jun-2022 (EST)
  • Other
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Drafter to support the design and drawing development for hydroelectric, fisheries, and water resources projects in the Pacific Northwest (office locations in Vancouver, Washington; Redmond, Washington; and Portland, Oregon would be considered). Our flexibility and core value of relationships allows us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

Education: A graduate of a Drafting Program from a Technical College or University. Alternately, the employee may be considered for this position after having taken technical courses and been engaged in drafting services for two years or more

Relationship-focused: Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team including engineers in multiple disciplines, regulatory specialists, scientists, other designers and drafters, and other project team personnel. The candidate will also have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Technically Focused: Creates new drawing details from sketches with supervision. Returns completed revisions efficiently. Ability to edit existing details within a drawing set with supervision while being conscious of global changes. Demonstrates ability to visualize and perform basic drafting tasks in 3D.

Additional Requirements

  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

Typical duties of this position include providing a competent and quick service to project engineers and managers. Assists senior drafters and designers on layout of drawings and projects. Maintains a professional attitude and willingness to complete a diverse range of tasks. Willingness to provide new concepts to improve workflow. Travel may be required to gather project information and provide support throughout the project design and construction phases.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering cost, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Kleinschmidt is committed to a diverse workforce.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application or need other accommodations, you may request an accommodation by contacting our recruitment coordinator at 207.416.1262.


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