Design Drafter Job Description

Design Drafter Job Description

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Design drafter provides electrical, civil and/or structural drafting support for high voltage, electrical substation projects and electric T&D projects.

Design Drafter Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

CAD Drafting for projects, sewer, water design and relocations, Operate CAD and other drafting/design computer programs efficiently
Utilize Microsoft Access to manage database of all drawing numbers and parts lists, titles, sheets, and revision histories, ECPs and requests for drafting services to enable full Configuration Control
Provide drawing and drafting support for C4ISR Systems supporting the MILCON funded construction related to the III MEF relocation, along with Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe, MARFORPAC Headquarters building on Camp Smith and MILCON P-649 on Guam
Perform engineering drafting, drawing review, drawing control, and related services required in the design of C4ISR systems
Produce mechanical and electrical drawings from rough engineering sketches.Prepare illustrations, diagrams, graphs, charts, 3D renderings, or other appropriate graphic medium for various presentation media as briefing slides, reports, user manuals, and training materials
Prepare illustrations, diagrams, graphs, charts, 3D renderings, or other appropriate graphic medium for various presentation media as briefing slides, reports, user manuals, and training materials
Assists Manager in training drafting personnel in proper methods and use of equipment
Develop design documentation to support design intent
Serve as the primary interface with the external PDM System located at the Edgewood Chemical, Biological & Engineering Center
Documentation of roads, earthworks, drainage and services in AutoCAD, migration of design data from Drains and 12D into AutoCAD

Design Drafter Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Design Drafter

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CIP, CTS, CSWP, CSWA

Education for Design Drafter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Design Drafter

Desired skills for design drafter include:

Microsoft Word
Valmont products
Excel and Outlook
Microsoft Office
GD&T
Procedures
Electrical schematics
AutoCAD Plant 3D Suite
Materials
Drafting

Desired experience for design drafter includes:

Must have knowledge and understanding of Construction Documents
Knowledge of architectural details and specifications for construction document production a plus
Demonstrated 3D visualization ability a plus
Work experience or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design or related field is desirable
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with other team members
Ability to develop and/or implement new and improved ways of doing work

Design Drafter Examples

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Design Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of design drafter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for design drafter
  • Developing and verifying architectural drawings for accuracy
  • Coordinate with project team by utilizing the Project Database
  • Makes engineering computations, writes specifications and makes adjustments in drawings or specifications
  • Defines and prepares illustrations, posters and layouts for technical publications, presentations, briefings and displays including customer regulations and pamphlets
  • Provides frequent, significant support to other teams and suppliers
  • Supports and provides technical direction on specific work assignments
  • Participates in the development and/or improvement of new and existing products for design change, cost reductions, warranty improvements, and manufacturability
  • Assists with evaluation of vendors
  • Defines and/or interprets electrical wiring and control requirements for products
  • Understands and communicates electrical safety standard requirements
Qualifications for design drafter
  • SolidWorks a necessity
  • Knowledge of solid modeling and capable of breaking down models preparing 2D Product Level drawings with all required functional dimensions and required data
  • Familiar with Military commodities is desirable
  • Textile/Fabric Design experience desirable
  • Transport and/or urban development project experience is a must
  • Relevant formal qualification such as a Diploma in Civil Design or equivalent and or
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of design 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 design drafter
  • Defines and performs product prototype building and evaluation
  • Coordinates across programs and with other groups
  • Assists product launch with field installation evaluation
  • Participates in manufacturing pilot runs
  • Generates business opportunity ideas such as work productivity enhancement, product cost improvement, and cost avoidance
  • Comprehensive understanding of working in a design office and preparation of engineering design drawings
  • Demonstrates experience project delivering solar farms and or wind farms essential
  • Layout experience with a 3D understanding
  • Contribute to a complete and integrated set of digital project content including documents by working co-operatively with team members
  • Liaise with the Engineers and Drafters to ensure timely delivery of design drawings, whilst maintain, develop, and retain the highest standard of technical design skills
Qualifications for design drafter
  • Ability to draft in AutoCAD/AutoDesk products
  • Exposure to highways/earthworks design
  • Familiarity with Australian design standards
  • Ability and desire to learn Civil3D
  • Please note a current, valid Australian drivers licence is required
  • Experience working with AutoCAD in a production environment
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Design Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a design drafter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for design drafter
  • Knowledge of other software such as ProjectWise and MS Office Suite (specifically Excel and Word)
  • Performing site inspections of University buildings to verify measurements
  • Creating new and editing existing CAD documentation
  • Organizing and maintaining drawings for records
  • Supports the USMC with the Guam Military Buildup MILCON C4ISR Engineering, Planning and Design efforts
  • Produce SIPH-compliant drawings that include, but are not limited to Installation Design Plans
  • Manage and control IDP Master Drawings Sets for projects, including the cross-reference (XREF) files
  • Examine and check engineering drawings for compliance with cited specifications and to ensure necessary items are included in each drawing to support the assigned task
  • Produce mechanical and electrical drawings from rough engineering sketches
  • Review engineering drawing and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
Qualifications for design drafter
  • Ability to create mechanical drawings to document designs
  • Ability to select and specify material used in mechanical designs
  • 2 years of experience with InRoads and AutoCAD is mandatory
  • General understanding of how to use AutoCAD and Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Excellent interpersonal skills excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (communicating to internal and external customers, peers, stakeholders)
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Design Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design drafter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for design drafter
  • Utilize corporate drawing standards as guidelines to complete work
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as directed by management
  • Develop Marketing Floor Plans for sales offices
  • Develop Interactive Floor Plans for website
  • Revise marketing plans as marked and thoroughly coordinates all systems that are affected by any changes
  • Develop, distribute, and support marketing material to field
  • Interaction with field Team Members for accuracy of marketing material
  • Facilitate problem solving with fellow Team Members, City Coordinators, and Website Developers
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of SolidWorks computer aided design system functions and capabilities
  • Use Process & Instrumentation Diagram to design/layout piping, structural skids and equipment for process skids (s)
Qualifications for design drafter
  • Keep promises and commitments
  • Practice good interpersonal skills and have good working relationships with individuals and groups with whom he/she comes in contact
  • Incorporate diverse perspectives and opinions when making decisions
  • Minimum 2 years recent experience translating engineering drawings, markups and 3D models into 2D CAD drawings for electrical and instrumentation
  • Experience doing this for mechanical and civil as well is preferred
  • Familiarity in AutoCAD Mechanical, plus 2 years of design/drafting experience
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of design 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 design drafter
  • An excellent working knowledge of building drafting and design principles
  • Creates new or completes revised drawings showing dimensions, in accordance with established procedures, practices, and standards
  • Design and produce detailed structural drawings using latest version of AutoCAD
  • Generate conceptual space plans, sketches and diagrams for new facilities and new projects
  • Participate in field observations, recording as-built conditions, and translating into record drawings
  • Collaborate with internal groups to develop master plan for green field site including expansion strategies
  • Coordinate all design standards w/cross functional disciplines
  • Coordinate w/ process controls, cost and document control team to manage all project documents during project life cycle
  • Work effectively under high pressure situations and meet project deadlines
  • Applies basic principles and established design practices in developing conceptual designs and preliminary deliverables
Qualifications for design drafter
  • Autodesk Inventor experience (preferred) or other 3D solid modeling software
  • Background in rotating equipment, mechanical seals, API Piping Plans highly desirable
  • Detail oriented with a focus on first-time quality
  • Responsive and able to prioritize and meet deadlines on a high volume of tasks
  • Minimum 3 years on the job experience with AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or comparable CAD software
  • 3D modelling experience for civil infrastructure projects

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