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Electrical & Electronics Drafters

Also called: Computer-Aided Design Operator, Drafter, Electrical Designer, Staking Technician (Staking Tech)

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What they do:
Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
  • Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications, or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets to be checked by an engineer or an architect.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • geography
Business
  • administrative services

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology
  • Bentley MicroStation Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Epicor Vantage ERP
  • SoftBrands Fourth Shift Edition

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$61,510
$38,120
$99,210

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