2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

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Job Description AutoCAD Drafters/Designer

Short Description:

Use CAD Software to provide support to engineers and managers by preparing equipment layouts, 3D models, detail drawings, assembly drawings, sketches, and diagrams. Create detailed design documentation, and estimate the CAD time and costs required to complete projects. Prepare clear, definable drawings and bills of material for new and complex layouts through analyzing provided materials and either modifying existing or drafting new drawings and bills of material. Assist in helping to define, create, and maintain development methodologies, procedures, and standards.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Use CAD software to produce detailed drawings that include building dimensions, required materials and construction procedures.
  • Use software to use multiple angles and views to depict the association of components and systems.
  • Consult with team on design and layouts.
  • Coordinate with builders to establish requirements and understand design concepts.
  • When deficiencies occur, revise designs to eliminate problems. 

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Job Zones

Title: Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Related Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples: These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.

SVP Range: (6.0 to < 7.0)

Job Category

IT and Engineering

Salary National Average


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