Draftspersons prepare accurate working or detailed drawings for construction, engineering, manufacturing, mapping, machinery installations and other purposes.
They work from notes, sketches, calculations, specification sheets and other data and usually operate computer-aided drafting and design systems (CAD/CAM).
Drafting Technologists and Technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information working independently, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers.
Duties May Include
Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data;
Operate computer aided design and drafting stations;
Develop and prepare design sketches;
Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets;
Check and verify design drawings to conform to specifications and design data;
Write technical reports;
Prepare contracts and tender documents;
Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates;
Supervise and train other technologists, technicians and drafters;
Develop and prepare engineering drawings, plans, diagrams or layouts from sketches;
Operate computer aided drafting equipment and/or a conventional drafting station.
Examples of Titles
Supervisor Drafting Office
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.