Presentation on theme: "Career Opportunities. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Drafters, on the Internet."— Presentation transcript:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Drafters, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos111.htm (visited June 10, 2009).
Senior DrafterDrafter IIIDrafter II Drafting Trainee CADD Technician Senior CADD Technician II CADD Technician I
Preliminary Design Layout and Rough SketchesSet of Working Drawings with Materials List and SpecificationsCheckCorrectionsEngineer’s ApprovalDrawing ReleasePrints Made and Sent to FabricatorsRevisions (When Needed)
ADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGES Clean, indoor working conditions Open job market Lots of overtime available Sense of self-satisfaction Stepping stone for higher paying occupations Variety of challenging assignments Confinement to one area Long hours at times of peak production Responsible to both management and production Rigid accountability for accuracy of work Knowledge of many technical fields required Very little physical exercise Rigid time limits for doing work
SKILLSPERSONAL TRAITS Math skills Manual dexterity Communication skills Mechanical aptitude Ability to visualize three- dimensional objects recorded on a two- dimensional plane Listens and follows instructions well Is punctual Works well with others Works unsupervised Is accurate and fast in executing work Accepts constructive criticism Is attentive to detail