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Electronic Drafters
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $23.93 - $27.62

Typical Annual Salary: $49,800 - $57,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Generate computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks and photo plotting design onto film.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss and interpret design concepts, and 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, and tolerances.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry and 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, and 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, and modify element.
  • Review blueprints to determine customer requirements and consult with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, and conductor paths.
  • Review work orders and procedural manuals and confer with vendors and design staff to resolve problems and modify design.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Drafting kits or sets
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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