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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Job Description and Duties

Drafting and design technologists create technical drawings and schematics based on the work of architects, design engineers, or scientists. These drawings created using computer-aided design (CAD) software; act as guidelines and instructions for construction crews and manufacturing workers. In some cases, CAD schematics are used to program automated manufacturing systems.
Drafting duties include making dimension, weight, and stress calculations, identifying materials, and noting construction procedures. Design technologists have additional duties such as testing concepts and prototypes, performing surveys or inspections, and evaluating finished products.

Essential Information

Drafting and design technologists make schematics used in construction and manufacturing. They can specialize in mechanical device production, civil engineering projects, and architectural construction. Most drafters hold certificates or associate's degrees in drafting. Salaries vary, depending on the industry, with electrical drafters making the most money. Some are called engineering technologists, and salaries are comparable.

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