IS MECHANICAL DRAFTING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • A good communicator?
  • Do you excel at mathematics?
  • A critical thinker?
  • A good problem solver?
  • A good decision maker?
  • An active listener?
Job Description:

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information

Tasks:

  • Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.
  • Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines.
  • Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems.
  • Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to the materials.
  • Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.
  • Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.
  • Compute mathematical formulas to develop and design detailed specifications for components or machinery, using computer-assisted equipment.
  • Position instructions and comments onto drawings.
  • Lay out, draw, and reproduce illustrations for reference manuals and technical publications to describe operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.
  • Design scale or full-size blueprints of specialty items such as furniture and automobile body or chassis components.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

Applied Mathematics - Level 5
Reading For Information - Level 5
Locating Information - Level 5
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $13.40
  • Median                           $19.79
  • Experienced                   $29.65

Annual Openings                   2

2021 Projected Employment 151

Average Education Level      Associate’s Degree

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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