Mechanical Drafters


Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Also called: Designer, Drafter, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Drafter

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro
    Document management software
  • Document management system software

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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