CAD Technologist



CAD Technologist – Burnaby, BC


As part of an integrated project team and supporting a team of engineers, this CAD technologist will:

  • Be exposed to manufacturing systems and processes for the handling of raw materials and manufacturing of agri-food, food and beverage products;
  • Use CADD (Autocad / Revit 3D) to draft manufacturing and packaging systems, process systems, utilities and HVAC systems;
  • Train CAD resources or direct them to training tools. Training will include CAD operation, CAD standards and PPMP standards;
  • Control quality, manage compliance of drawings on the basis of LEI standards;
  • Lead, direct, coordinate other CAD resources and all drawings needs for all disciplines;
  • Take rough models, ideas, sketches, and/or concepts and become familiar with the project;
  • Identify and insert any and all known items required for the project;
  • Conceptualize and create designs and convert into a CAD design;
  • Ensure the design schedule is followed, on a daily basis, in order to meet customer requirements;
  • Utilize sense of urgency in meeting all design schedules;
  • Have intimate knowledge of, and contribute to the improvement of LEI CAD operation, CAD standards and Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) standards, and coordinate them with other Laporte offices;


Key Requirements:

  • Technologist degree;
  • Possess above average to excellent Autocad proficiency;
  • Possess above average to excellent Revit 3D proficiency;
  • Must have creative design talent including layout and experience in 2D/3D Designs;
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment, with previous manufacturing and process support experience in the food and beverage, biopharmaceutical or medical device industry an asset;
  • Automation systems knowledge an asset;
  • Knowledge in a variety of standard engineering methods and techniques an asset;
  • Familiarity with food safety an asset;
  • Must maintain confidentiality regarding customer and company designs;
  • Must present self in a professional manner and maintain a positive attitude towards others;
  • Must be able to work in a controlled environment.



  • Ability to read technical drawings and understand dimensions & geometry;
  • Have good soft skills and be capable of working as part of multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to meet defined schedules and deadlines;
  • Pursuit of excellence;
  • Ability to timely identify and resolve issues;
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment;
  • Be capable of providing constructive feedback and solutions to challenges;
  • Be capable of working through disagreements and compromise;
  • Sense of organization, discipline and task prioritization.


In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, Laporte offers a refreshing work environment that promotes teamwork, professionalism, personal development.