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Mechanical Drafters
District Of Columbia

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Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $25.24 - $36.37

Typical Annual Salary: $52,500 - $75,600

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typical training

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

  • Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.
  • Design scale or full-size blueprints of specialty items such as furniture and automobile body or chassis components.
  • Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict 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 assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.
  • Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.
  • Compute mathematical formulas to develop and design detailed specifications for components or machinery using computer-assisted equipment.
  • Position instructions and comments onto drawings.
  • Confer with customer representatives to review schematics and answer questions pertaining to installation of systems.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Curves
  • Graphics or video accelerator cards
  • Plotter printers
  • Scales
  • Scanners

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
  • Word processing software

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