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Sr. Detailer - Bridge Products at L.B. Foster Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

L.B. Foster Company, established in 1902, is a leading manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for the transportation, construction, utility, and energy markets. We have recently been recognized for achievement in manufacturing excellence, financial growth, and our impressive safety record. The corporation owns divisions and subsidiaries that supply products to industries requiring rail and rail accessories; sheet, pipe and H piling; bridge decking and highway products; precast concrete buildings; and threaded and coated pipe. L.B. Foster markets its products worldwide. At L.B. Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability and safety. This culture is built on the quality of our workforce and a positive attitude toward continuous improvement, working in a safe environment and customer service.

Position Summary (Purpose):

Responsible for developing and overseeing the detailing and checking of complex bridge related shop drawings and 3D models, creating submittal packages, RFI’s, and transmittal letters from contract drawings and specifications. Maintaining a drawing log and standards.

Essential Functions:

•Develop complex layouts, 3D models, shop and submittal drawings for steel bridge forms, steel grid decking, bridge railing, miscellaneous structural steel in accordance with contract drawings, specifications, state DOT standards and AASHTO standards.

•Reading and interpreting project plans, specifications and engineering surveys

•Create standard 3D parts inside the Vault Professional LB Foster Inventor library

•Writing technical letters and RFI’s

•Verbal communications with internal engineering team, project managers, Plant personnel and external customers.

•Communicate with supervisor regarding any job-related issues and work progress, including expected detailing costs versus planned costs •Clerical work including printing drawings, letters, mailing to outside customers, etc.

•Travel and overnight visits to LB Foster’s plant, customer and to jobsite locations, to resolve problems and to develop product improvement ideas

•Lead and Mentor Detailers and Drafters in all aspects of the detailing process.

•Planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating the activities and operations of Detailing

•Able to work independently with minimal supervision and lead small team of Detailers.


Skills, Experience and Education:

•7-10 years related experience or 4-year degree in Civil, Mechanical, Structural Engineering plus 3 years experience

• Knowledge of state DOT standards and specifications including New York, New York City and New Jersey.

•Well versed in the use of 2-D AutoCAD though version 2017, Inventor 3D 2018 and Vault Professional 2018.

•Experience developing complex parts and large assemblies using Inventor.

•Experience developing structural steel shop drawings and submittals.

•Experience reading and interpreting structural steel project plans and specifications

•Experience writing iLogic codes and rules in Inventor.

•Strong math skills including Geometry and Trigonometry, and use of scientific calculators

•Strong writing skills

•Working knowledge of Excel Word, and MS Project.

In return, we offer an opportunity to build a solid career with competitive compensation and a very attractive benefits package, including health care coverage on the first of the month after hire and a market-leading 401(k) program.

If you meet the qualifications and would like to be considered for this position, please apply online at


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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