On the Job
Mechanical Drafters create detailed diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices. Their diagrams include dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- 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.
- Discuss designs or plans with clients.
- Verify mathematical calculations.
- Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
- Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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