McKeon-Grano Associates – Technical Personnel Services

Since 1973, McKeon-Grano Associates has been a leader in supplying contract, and direct hire, engineering, architectural, design, CAD and similarly related technical personnel. McKeon-Grano serves a vast client base from Delaware to Massachusetts, in industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, refining, civil/structural, foods, mechanical equipment, energy/power, and facilities design/construction.

We’re able to supply highly qualified technical personnel, in all disciplines, and at all experience levels, by utilizing our vast database of over fourteen-thousand technical candidates, developed over the past thirty-eight years.

McKeon-Grano’s staff of sales and recruiting professionals have an average of 15 years of expereince placing technical personnel, as well as real-world technical industry experience in the electrical, mechanical, civil and architectural professions.

Due to the long-term nature of our typical technical assignments, McKeon-Grano Associates maintains three health care plans to suit our employees various, and changing healthcare needs. We also sponsor a 401-K plan designed to encourage immdiate and long term participation, during, and after, the years our employees are on assignment to our clients.

Thank you for considering McKeon-Grano’s services. Please feel free to call us at any time. The staff at McKeon-Grano Associates will be happy to review your resume, discuss the job market, and help guide your search for career advancing employment.

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Autocad Drafter

Entry level Autocad assignment, anticipated to last six months. Mechanical experience/training related to the update of process flow diagrams and simple pressure vessel drawings. Basic Cad Administrative functions as assigned.  Fairfax Virginia location.

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Cad Drafter – Civil/Survey

Excellent autocad drafting skills, and 4+ years experience drafting site surveying data required.  Immediate contract hire for a qualified candidate.  Anticipated long term assignment. Large international engineering client.

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Plumbing / FP Engineer

Autocad proficiency required.   Engineering firm seeks an engineer to work on schools, commerical and light industrial projects.  Anticipated long term assignment, possibly leading to direct employment

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HVAC Engineer

Autocad proficiency required.  PE a plus, but not required.  Engineering firm seeks an engineer to work on schools, commerical and light industrial projects.  Anticipated long term assignment, possibly leading to direct employment.

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Piping Designer

3-10 maximum years of experience required. Chemical plant, refinery, pharmaceutical, or similarly related experience required. Develop general equipment arrangement drawings that show equipment location and floor access; locate instrument and hand valves within piping model; issue piping bid package and piping construction package; autoplant proficiency highly preferred, but will consider proficiency with other 3d modeling software.

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Mechanical, Pressure Vessel Designer

8-20 years experience preferred, preparing detailed working diagrams of pressure vessels and other process equipment in conformance with project requirements and applicable codes.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and drawing of process equipment, including distillation columns, tanks, pressure vessels and heat exchangers.
  • Coordinate the design requirements of fabricated equipment (MOC, supports, column internals, accessibility, etc.) with piping, mechanical engineering, structural design, process and project engineering.
  • Review and mark-up of vendor submitted vessel & exchanger drawings.
  • Provide general “constructability” expertise in vessel design development to other design groups.
  • Work with project team to revise drawings according to specifications.
  • Responsible for assigning project equipment drawing file numbers and maintenance of electronic files.

 Qualification Requirements:

  • Relevant experience must include working for a vessel fabricator and/or working directly with welders, machinists, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word & Excel, AutoCAD, and mechanical drawings.
  • Thorough understanding of welding symbols.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be a creative individual with superior attention to detail, excellent communication skills, as well as good mathematical skills.
  • General knowledge of non-destructive testing methods is a plus.
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Design/Drafter – Process piping

To 10 years maximum experience;  3d drafting/design required. Proficiency with CadWorx or other similarly related 3d program.  P&ID’s and PFD’s for chemical, petrochemical and refineries.  Anticipated long term assignment.

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Architectural Designer

Hospital or medical facility experience strongly preferred.  Layout/outfit new and retrofit hospital and medical facilities.  No space planning required.   this is a part time, 28 hour per week, on-going temporary position.

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Chemical Project Engineer/Manager

Equipment/technology company in northern jersey seeks a project engineer/manager.  A successful candidate must have a chemical engineering degree.  5-15 years experience required.

Provide project support which includes document / fabrication drawing reviews, model reviews, procurement of equipment, instrumentation, and other items.   Develop and execute project-wide specifications and standards (piping, valves, painting, insulation, fabricated equipment, piping supports, other miscellaneous specifications). For large jobs: integration of project details and standards among multiple project managers. 
 Prepare installation manuals. 
 Oversee document control, transmittals through various stages of a project. 
 Oversee and/or execute organization of project documentation.


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Project Engineer

Refining, chemical or other similar batch process industry experience required;  experience with process equipment and process facility construction.  Assemble bid packages, monitor subcontractors, oversee construction quality.

Anticipated long term contract assignment.

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