Be Part of the Team Solving Manufacturing’s Toughest Challenges

At EFI Group, we understand that our ability to solve manufacturing’s toughest challenges depends on the expertise and talent of our team. Therefore we’re always seeking employees and independent contractors who can broaden our experience and bring a focused and determined mindset to delivering positive outcomes for our clients.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an informal and fast-paced working environment in which every member of our team is enabled to achieve his or her full potential.

If you’re a subject matter expert, Project Engineer or CAD designer who wants to be part of a high-performing team, please send a cover letter and your resume to Beth Hess at

In addition to our open inquiry policy, EFI Group is currently seeking to fill the following positions.

Provide engineering project development and leadership services to our diverse list of clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of projects focused on manufacturing process and equipment reliability improvements, plant expansions, and manufacturing cost reduction projects within a variety of industries. The Project Engineer will finish assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations. The Project Engineer will also be responsible for coordinating activities of the engineering team, the client, contractors, and vendors.

Job Functions:

  • Work closely with CAD Technicians to direct their efforts and develop appropriate project documents within budget
  • Critically analyze manufacturing processes/systems/practices to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement, and make improvement recommendations to clients
  • Provide process engineering and equipment layout, integration, and specification services for projects which include comparative analysis, technical evaluations, cost estimates and executive summaries for senior management
  • Provide project management leadership by developing and tracking project timelines in MS Project, managing sub-contracted engineering firms, establishing and tracking project budget so that all projects are completed in accordance with the project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Perform field work including gathering dimensions, field data, and process observations
  • Contact suppliers and subcontractors as needed to generate bids and proposals
  • Assess suppliers and subcontractors for competence, capabilities and resources
  • Perform vendor equipment investigation, selection, coordination efforts related to projects
  • Prepare and review equipment purchase specifications and contractor scope documents
  • Identify and pursue additional project opportunities with clients through business development conversations.


  • At least 10 years of engineering experience in manufacturing operations. Preferred to have MOST of this experience in a combination of the following areas:
    • Project Engineering
    • Process Engineering
    • Operations – supervision/management
    • Maintenance/Reliability
  • Engineering degree from an accredited 4-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
    • Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering preferred
    • Others considered with an appropriate level of related experience
  • EIT certification (PE Registration preferred)
  • Working knowledge of machine/equipment design, power transmission, fabrication and welding, machined parts / assemblies
  • AutoCAD – Ability to edit AutoCAD drawings in both 2D and 3D
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing basics
  • Basic knowledge of electrical power distribution and control systems/methods
  • Strong analytic thinking, problem solving skills, an aptitude for detail and strong organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and meeting management skills and the ability to communicate clearly with maintenance and operations staff
  • Must perform with the highest of ethical business practices, maintain organizational integrity, adhere to all safe working practices
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to secure a Passport and travel Visas • Expected travel is approximately 25%, but is project dependent
  • Must be available for weekend and holiday on-call and after-hours duty as projects require

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to Beth Hess at


Under the supervision of the CAD Department Manager, the 3D CAD Technician performs a variety of design/drafting activities including preparing/updating installation drawings for projects, preparing fabrication/assembly drawings, establishing guidelines and procedures for CAD data management, and managing workload distribution within the CAD department. Other duties to be performed as assigned.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with Project Manager to determine manufacturer’s dimensions and specifications as needed. 
  2. Prepare dimensional drawings, installation drawings and more complex drawings. 
  3. Revise and update existing drawings reflecting design changes.
  4. Review blueprints, plans, specifications and other customer documentation if service is requested by the Project Manager.
  5. Work with CAD Department Manager on guidelines for installation drawings which meet and exceed the customer’s requirements (bid and submittal phase). Implement these requirements on drawings sent to the customer.
  6. Serve as an information source on planning and design of equipment installations: equipment and plant engineering.
  7. Maintain notes, design calculations and other documentation (i.e. drawings, bill of materials, list of design parameters, equipment lists, cost estimates) for future reference.
  8. Prepare drawings for the manufacturing and assembly of projects as required.
  9. Perform fieldwork (gather dimensions, field data, and process observations).
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2D and 3D design software.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Plant 3D (preferred).
  • Excellent communications skills: interpersonal, oral and written.
  • Skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft Office.
  • Able to obtain field dimensions and generate accurate sketches.
  • Able to generate 2D and 3D layout drawings from sketches and specifications.
  • Familiar with design parameters related to industrial plant layout.
  • Knowledgeable of standard drafting practices and procedures.
  • Proficient in mathematics through basic trigonometry.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, efficiently schedule and manage time.


  • Associate’s degree or completion of a technical trade school in CAD, drafting or related field, plus at least ten years of related work experience: or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience using AutoCAD 2D and 3D design software (required).
  • Part modeling and detailing experience using AutoCAD Plant 3D design software (preferred).
  • Experience in equipment layout for industrial construction projects (required).  

Physical Demands:

The 3D CAD Technician must be able to concentrate for extended periods of time paying close attention to detail. The 3D CAD Technician’s work environment does not require much physical movement. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. There may be occasional field trips to customer sites where dust and noise may be present. While at a customer facility the 3D CAD Technician will be required to walk significant distances and climb stairs and ladders. 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to Beth Hess at


We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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