• Mechanical Drafters
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical drafters prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

    What do they typically do

    • Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment
    • Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to show functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines
    • Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems
    • Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to the materials
    • Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to analyze factors affecting component designs and procedures and instructions to be followed
    • Modify and change designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems
    • Use computer-assisted equipment to compute mathematical formulas used for developing and designing detailed specifications for components or machinery
    • Position instructions and comments onto drawings

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