Electronic Drafters

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

Median Annual Wage: $58,790

Education: Associate's degree (51%); Post-secondary certificate (38%); Bachelor's degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Drafter; Designer; Mask Designer; Design Drafter; Senior Designer; Integrated Circuit IC Layout Designer (IC Layout Designer); Layout Designer; Printed Circuit Board PCB Designer (PCB Designer); Printed Circuit Board PCB Draftsman (PCB Draftsman); Senior Printed Circuit Board PCB Designer

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  • 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.
  • Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
  • Review work orders and procedural manuals and confer with vendors and design staff to resolve problems and modify design.

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  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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