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Electrical Drafters
District Of Columbia

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Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers.

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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

  • Use computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, and T-squares.
  • Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
  • Confer with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.
  • Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.
  • Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.
  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.
  • Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
  • Study work order requests to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.
  • Prepare and interpret specifications, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors.
  • Visit proposed installation sites and draw rough sketches of location.

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  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Rulers

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