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Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Summary

Responsible for creating drawings that exhibit the detail and method of assembly for a variety of machinery and mechanical devices.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop detailed designs for mechanical equipment and controls.
  • Provide details on component descriptions.
  • Resolve design problems.
  • Review and analyze specifications.
  • Compute mathematical formulas to develop and design detailed specifications for components or machinery.
  • Compute dimensions of materials and purchase accordingly.
  • Correct operating deficiencies.
  • Draft technical details.
  • Specify dimensions, materials, and procedures.
  • Draw in minute details of structures.
  • Design the parts of a 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 manufacturers.
  • Prepare engineering drawings that detail plans and specifications.

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