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Mechanical Drafters

Prepare diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$31.11 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -4.7%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
  • Create images or other visual displays.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
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Job Title Examples:

CADD Operator (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Operator)

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