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Electrical & Electronics Drafters

Also called: Designer, Drafter, Electrical Designer, Layout Designer

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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 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.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or determine requirements of detailed working drawings.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

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
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk Revit Hot Technology
  • Bentley MicroStation Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Sage ERP Accpac
  • SoftBrands Fourth Shift Edition
Data base user interface and query software
  • Design specification database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$62,100
$37,020
$101,130
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