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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Summary
Responsible for preparing technical drawings to be used in construction plans for various industries.
Primary responsibilities
  • Create visual guidelines for construction purposes.
  • Draft technical details.
  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures.
  • Draw in minute details of structures.
  • Design the parts of a machine.
  • Determine the numbers and kinds of fasteners needed to assemble the machine.
  • Consult technical handbooks and tables while in drafting phase.
  • Use Computer Aided Design and Drafting systems to prepare drawings.
  • Create and store drawings electronically.
  • Program drawings into automated manufacturing systems.
  • Prepare variations of design.
  • Explain concepts to construction workers.
  • Prepare engineering drawings that detail plans and specifications.
  • Develop wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair electrical equipment and wiring.
  • Prepare drawings and topographical relief maps to be used in highways, bridges, pipelines, flood-control projects, and water and sewage systems.
  • Create designs used in the layout, construction, and operation of oil and gas fields, refineries, chemical plants, and process piping systems.
  • Prepare drawings showing the detail and method of assembly of machinery and mechanical devices.

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