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"Mechanical Drafter"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Mechanical Drafter"

1) Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies/tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.

2) Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems.

 

3) Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.

4) Compute mathematical formulas to develop and design detailed specifications for components or machinery, using computer-assisted equipment.

5) Position instructions and comments onto drawings.

 

6) Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.

7) Design scale or full-size blueprints of specialty items, such as furniture and automobile body or chassis components.

8) Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to the materials.

9) Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines.

10) Confer with customer representatives to review schematics and answer questions pertaining to installation of systems.

11) Draw freehand sketches of designs, trace finished drawings onto designated paper for the reproduction of blueprints, and reproduce working drawings on copy machines.

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12) Supervise and train other drafters, technologists, and technicians.

13) Lay out, draw, and reproduce illustrations for reference manuals and technical publications to describe operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.

14) Shade or color drawings to clarify and emphasize details and dimensions and eliminate background, using ink, crayon, airbrush, and overlays.

Job Description for "Mechanical Drafter" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Mechanical Drafter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  17-3013.00


 

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