Electronic Drafters

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About the Job

Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.

It is also Called

  • Analog Design Engineer
  • AutoCAD Designer
  • AutoCAD Technician
  • CADD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Drafter)
  • CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
  • CAD Drafter (Computer Aided Design CAD Drafter)
  • CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman)
  • Computer-Aided Design Technician
  • Design Drafter
  • Designer
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What They Do

  • Generate computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks or photo plotting design onto film.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
  • Key and program specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
  • Examine electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, or tolerances.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, or testing printed circuit boards.
  • Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
  • Compare logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculate figures to convert, redesign, or modify element.
  • Review blueprints to determine customer requirements and consult with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, or conductor paths.
  • Review work orders or procedural manuals and confer with vendors or design staff to resolve problems or modify design.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CRI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Realistic and Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $51,470 with most people making between $24,590 and $78,350

Outlook

8.68%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 219 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 19 openings due to growth and about 26 replacement openings for approximately 45 total annual openings.



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