CAD Drafter Job Description

CAD Drafter Job Description

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CAD drafter provides CAD drawing support to Engineers or Designers; under their guidance, make changes to existing CAD models.

CAD Drafter Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Instrument and Electrical drawings may include loop drawings, wiring drawings, schematics, single line drawings, installation details, equipment arrangements, and P&IDs to name a few
Prepare floor plan drawings, riser drawings, device wiring details and panel wiring details for fire alarm
Updates part models and drawings using Creo 2 and PDMLink
Uses Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system or manual drafting methods to create detail and assembly drawings for cutting and forming tools, drills, reamers and related inspection overlays for headers, single & multi-spindle machining centers, punch-press tooling and supporting machine components (jigs, fixtures, gauges, tool-holders)
To update P&ID’s, Single-Line Electrical Drawings and Hazardous Area Classification drawings which do not fall under updates for trades
Prepare technical drawings for projects in support of in-house Architects, Project Managers and Engineering staff
Prepare concept drawings and renderings for projects in support of in-house Planners and Architects
Modify BIM drawings for recently completed projects to reflect current conditions
Design and prepare CAD drawings for complex projects from observation, measurements, sketches and specifications
Completion of drawings/designs using AutoCAD

CAD Drafter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for CAD Drafter

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CADD, NICET, CAD

Education for CAD Drafter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the CAD drafter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Drafting, Associates, Technical, Design, Education, Engineering, Computer, Computer Aided Drafting, Architecture, Drafting and Design

Skills for CAD Drafter

Desired skills for CAD drafter include:

Drafting principles
Techniques and procedures
Microsoft Office
Design techniques
Internal and client CAD standards and the drawing database

Desired experience for CAD drafter includes:

Interface with departmental personnel to obtain details of projects to then interpret and draw
Revise CAD plans to comply with modified specifications made during actual construction
Provide technical guidance and direction to the staff in the interpretation CAD files
Generate bill of materials, voltage drop calculations and other documentation for use by the lead
Understand and be able to explain design concepts with other designer/drafters
Effectively communicate and share information with colleagues as part of the design process

CAD Drafter Examples


CAD Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a CAD drafter. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for CAD drafter
  • Manage the drawings and storage database and create, modify and document latest version of drawings
  • Work from sketches, notes, verbal instruction or existing drawings to prepare new and revised drawings for various automotive components
  • Ability to create detailed CAD models and drawings with little or no supervision
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Producing and amending a variety of signalling engineering design drawings prepared by the Design Team
  • Maintain a working knowledge of internal and client CAD standards and the drawing database
  • Prepares drawings, engineering/tooling change notices, design specifications and standards
  • Applies algebraic and geometric formulas and standard tool engineering data to develop optimum tools and their configuration formulas and standard tool engineering data to develop tool configuration
  • Initiate, coordinate and follow-up on the manufacturing and building of prototype tools and fixtures
  • Prepare & modify drawings from existing and new products
Qualifications for CAD drafter
  • Proficiency with BIM (Revit)
  • Capable of making REVIT families
  • Experience producing complete set
  • With Relevant Bachelor's/College Degree , Engineering, or equivalent drafting technology diploma
  • The ability to work alone or with a team
  • Resilience to deal with critical feedback

CAD Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a CAD drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CAD drafter
  • Develop detailed drawings from markups and other guidance provided
  • Prepares conceptual and/or construction drawings using
  • Update Instrumentation and Electrical “As-Built” drawings that come back to Document Control after projects are completed in the field
  • Process updates to P&IDs by Process/Operations to show all SCDs (Total 6000) to be added to drawings
  • Save drawings as *.pdf files and send to Document Control along with the latest CAD revision to be checked by project stakeholders
  • Work closely with responsible Engineers to create various types of drawings
  • Revise and update existing shop drawings as requested by the system engineer, project manager or the customer
  • Works with engineering supervisor to maintain and develop engineering/drafting standards for installation drawings which will be utilized by the engineering department
  • Ability to use various characterization tools such as CMM, white-light scanner, and including hand-measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers, pi tape
  • Use AutoCAD to produce shop drawings from the original plans
Qualifications for CAD drafter
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods would be beneficial
  • Experience with 3D software, such as
  • A sound knowledge of engineering design principles would be beneficial
  • Associate’s degree in drafting technology and/or one-two years’ of design experience or a related field
  • Take hand drawn plans from engineers from multiple disciplines
  • Will develop maps and relational databases to produce updated mapping, including, photo imagery, topography, floodplains, airfield pavements and features, roadway and transportation features, environmental features and Infrastructure

CAD Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of CAD drafter. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for CAD drafter
  • Oversees the development of engineering designs, perform drafting duties, and interpret rough engineering sketches to produce working drawings using manual and CAD techniques
  • Work closely with mechanical design engineers to create detailed technical drawings of conveyor systems components
  • Use 2D computer aided drafting (CAD) software to create shop fabrication drawings
  • Candidate will perform requested redlines to existing AutoCAD and Inventor drawings
  • Create Inventor component and assembly drawings to complete drawing packages
  • Operate CAD and other drafting/design computer programs efficiently
  • Five plus years proven drafting experience
  • Creates/maintains Quality System documents associated with products
  • Follows company procedures, work instructions and guidelines in the design and documentation of products
  • Coordinates with other internal departments (and external vendors) as appropriate
Qualifications for CAD drafter
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Revit required
  • Associate Degree or work experience in Engineering Graphics or similar field
  • Review all documentation for accuracy and compliance to standards
  • Must be highly motivated, well organized, an excellent problem solver and decision maker
  • Must possess knowledge of high volume manufacturing technologies and production variance for rigid, rigid-flex, and full flex PCBs
  • Knowledge of ProE/Creo and STEP files a plus

CAD Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a CAD drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CAD drafter
  • Preparation of drawings and details
  • Tracks project correspondence and documents, follows up with necessary parties to obtain documentation, and files all information in such a way as to be easily viewable by team members
  • Prepare submittal drawing to customer using Halfen products
  • Assist in the analysis, inspection, and construction of designs while adhering to electrical quality standards and procedures
  • Complete drafting in MicroStation V8 of Redline Plans
  • Attend internal meetings relating to plan development
  • Go out in the field to collect ITS Data relating to plan development
  • Performs boring location plans production in Microstation and AutoCAD for geotechnical exploration of transportation-related project with minimal direction
  • Complete Various HAZOP Updates to P&IDs as per Technical and Process Team changes
  • Candidate should be focused on I & E discipline only, but should be able to interface with piping because traditionally, piping is responsible for P&ID content
Qualifications for CAD drafter
  • Will be a part of the New Devices Group working on wearable devices
  • Proficient in the use of the CAD design
  • Capable of doing complex 3D design work in the CAD system
  • Ability to calculate intermediate to complex mathematics, including trigonometry
  • Ability to input and maintain neat and accurate records
  • Well rounded mechanical background

CAD Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of CAD drafter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for CAD drafter
  • Reviews drawings to verify completeness, clarity and accuracy of drawing
  • Once approval has been received, notify site document control of update completions and make available for storage on LAN save the latest drawing revision to the LAN
  • Assist Document Control during periods of peak workload
  • Be able to easily identify and trace field installations
  • Maintenance protection of traffic and various other highway improvements for PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Generate bill of materials, voltage drop calculations and other documentation for use by the lead engineer on the project
  • Detailed knowledge of ProEngineer and/or Nx CAD software
  • Knowledge of characterization software such as Polyworks and/or GeoMagic
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) based on ASME Y14.5 -1994 for drawing creation
  • Detailed knowledge of all aspects of airfoil CAD modeling and best practices
Qualifications for CAD drafter
  • Ability to manipulate CAD views to redesign, modify or edit existing design
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimum or no instruction
  • Able to make decisions on design details, tool design requirements and final checking
  • Ability to perform well as a team leader or team member
  • AAS Required
  • Seven years for candidates with an AAS in CAD

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