Electrical and Electronics Drafters


Also called : CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator), Design Drafter, Designer, Drafter, Electrical Designer, Electrical Drafter, Layout Designer, Line Staker, Mask Designer, Staking Engineer

What they do


Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Engineering and Technology
      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Design
      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics
      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    SKILLS


    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Writing
      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Written Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Development environment software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Industrial control software

    • Office suite software

    • Process mapping and design software

    • Project management software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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