Drafter Job Description

Drafter Job Description

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Drafter provides drafting support using SolidWorks and AutoCAD, create solid models, assemblies and drawing packages and will provide peer checking of other Design Drafters work.

Drafter Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares routine elementary detail engineering drawings from given data such as previous drawings, layouts, detailed sketches, and standard references
May also be responsible for checking drawings created by other employees
Prepare as-built drawings and plans to support new capital work
Assist in design utilizing standards to update existing plan and profile drawings
Revises CAD and/or hand drawn "board" drawings, working from instructions, marked prints, sketches, change notices, prepared by others
Creates tracing or copy drawings, darkening lines, lettering, makes copies using reproduction equipment, and other routine drafting assignments
Under limited supervision prepare, revise and check manufacturing, assembly and wiring drawings
Prepare layouts, review sketches, make minor calculations as required to accurately provide drawings and documentation that meet customer and manufacturing specifications
Draft electrical cable/harnessing and schematics using AutoCAD per electrical engineers directions
Produce engineering drawings for dimensional accuracy, fit (including tolerance build up), and conformity to drafting and design standards and specifications

Drafter Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Drafter

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NICET, EIT, CAD, MTQ, CIP, CFR, FAA, IEC, UL, GD&T

Education for Drafter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Drafter

Desired skills for drafter include:

Commercial availability and cost of materials
Applicable local
Federal/national statutes and guidelines
Design techniques
Practical application of engineering science and technology

Desired experience for drafter includes:

Data Entry for Wills
Drafting of client Wills using the Professional Wills software
Answering legal enquiries regarding the structure of the Wills - via phone / emails
Review and revise Wills
Answer internal staff /client queries
Work to JM / client SLAs

Drafter Examples


Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of 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 drafter
  • Preparing engineering drawings for infrastructure projects using AutoCAD and Microstation
  • Generate engineering drawings in compliance with ANSI/ASME Y14.100, and JPR 8500 engineering drawing practices and ANSI/ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Work with designers, engineers and supervisors to produce drawings required for customer orders and quotes
  • Send drawings for approval, release order package to production, produce NMRs
  • Check drawings and BOM produced by others
  • Develop detailed construction documents, using AutoCAD and other applicable programs
  • Develop and maintain the Facilities Maintenance & Construction AutoCAD templates to preserve alignment with UW and other standards
  • Preparing detailed plan and profile, grading, cross-section and underground infrastructure drawings
  • Preparing presentation drawings and report figures such as borehole location plans and site plans
  • Provide CAD support for new and existing products
Qualifications for drafter
  • General legal queries
  • One year minimum corporate/business/ legal/paralegal experience in contracts preferred
  • Entry level (or experienced) position, gaining experience and knowledge of basic civil/structural design concepts and systems
  • Is assigned to specific deliverables
  • Prefer technical school training
  • Has 0-1 years of experience (Work experience is not mandatory, but preferred)

Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a 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 drafter
  • Post Engineering Work Orders utilizing computer assisted drafting tools such as AUTOCAD and Visio
  • Working from layouts, sketches and verbal instructions to prepare detailed mechanical and electro-mechanical drawings of components and assemblies for both Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Develops complete major layouts of engineering drawings from predetermined basic designs in a field of specialization such as electrical, mechanics or structures
  • This position works under close supervision of a PA/PM
  • Receives specific and detailed instructions regarding tasks
  • Performs work efforts in a timely and complete manner
  • Takes the initiative to either work out or research a work effort
  • Understands his/her capabilities and when to seek help from mentors
  • Have skills in performing renderings and other design type functions
  • Must have Experience in REVIT and other project software
Qualifications for drafter
  • 3D CAD experience expected (CAD experience is expected but 3D CAD is not expected)
  • Ability to take direction and meet schedule requirements
  • Formal training in mechanical detail CAD (Computer Aided Design) drafting
  • Must have good command of English Language and ability to work under pressure
  • Qualified candidates should exhibit strong organizational, conceptual drafting & design, and good oral and written communication skills
  • Candidates should also possess a positive attitude, an outstanding work ethic and be team-oriented

Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a 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 drafter
  • Create and Validate 3D Models and 2D Drawings to include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Produce electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Reading and creating technical drawings
  • Creates, updates and revises sketches, working drawings and contract documents using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software or manual means of drafting to meet customer requirements
  • Setup of Revit views for use by the REI Project team including electronic document filing and all other facets of the electronic drawings and/or model
  • Download drawings and information from the Web, SharePoint or project websites (FTP)
  • Will be responsible for drawing pipe spools in various software from day to day
  • Provide technical data/information to locations
  • Interface with engineers and machinists
  • Learns standard CAD digitizing techniques and skills required to perform the required tasks which include but are not limited to creating and modifying 2D geometry, creating and changing text and dimensions
Qualifications for drafter
  • 2+ years of experience as a mechanical drafter or equivalent educational training in mechanical drafting
  • Good knowledge of industry documentation practices
  • Request part numbers from configuration management system
  • Incorporate ECOs in configuration management system
  • Follow established processes and submit work for review
  • Operate in a team environment and is able to respond effectively to changing priorities

Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a drafter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for drafter
  • Prepare construction drawings for new, modified or “as built” natural gas facilities including piping, materials list, location drawings and details
  • Modifies and maintains solid models and assemblies as required by engineering request
  • Prepares Underground Network distribution drawings to include maps, duct face drawing, structural and electrical equipment wiring & schematics
  • Updates Substation, Generation, Transmission, & Natural Gas facilities drawings from Rely & Test prints, C&M Maintenance reports and “As Built” prints
  • Experience with KeyCreator (CADKey) or equivalent, and PTC RSD (CREO) Pro-E software
  • Proficiency in computer aided design, preferably Bentley, Microstation, Promis.e, Creo, ProE, ePlan
  • May assist factory with drafting or design issues or questions
  • Import/export CAD and other electronic files through various formats and systems
  • Model mechanical parts and assemblies in PTC CREO2 at the direction of a Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Support project meetings and create reports as required
Qualifications for drafter
  • Experience with Solidworks for drawing creation
  • Knowledge of Agile configuration management system desired but not required
  • Understand and apply department modeling and drafting practices
  • Experience with AgileEC or Windchill file management system
  • Knowledge of configuration management system desired but not required
  • 3+ years of experience (Work experience is not mandatory, but preferred)

Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a 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 drafter
  • Create and modify simple bioprocess container chambers and assemblies according to marked up drawings and/or simple instructions
  • Ability to check medium complexity drawings following Customer standards
  • Be responsible for new products’ release in SAP
  • Be responsible for maintain Document Information Record of BSA products in
  • Create bills of materials
  • Responsible for developing and drafting plans for construction projects
  • Assist the project management team by reviewing and interpreting codes to ensure that all projects and associated plans are compliant with UW standards, FS Design Guide, EH&S guidelines, state and local codes
  • Engage with relevant departments to obtain clarifications as needed
  • Perform Post-construction as-built verifications including field measurements, photographs, and finishes to assist in the recording of the work performed
  • Manage the project management SharePoint site
Qualifications for drafter
  • Two years’ college or technical school training with emphasis in architectural and engineering disciplines plus four years of experience in drafting and designing related to building construction
  • Experience in a skilled trade construction environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated experience working with detailed construction documentation, maintaining high degree of accuracy
  • Requires intermediate knowledge in trigonometry, algebra, and plane and solid geometry as generally acquired through high school and/or trade school studies
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and year(s) of experience as an entry level drafter

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