DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Occupational Description:Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians||2,910||$26.41/hr||-0.5%|
|Civil Engineering Technicians||2,130||$26.78/hr||3.6%|
|Architectural and Civil Drafters||1,560||$23.13/hr||3.8%|
|Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers||800||$22.66/hr||18.4%|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||600||$28.02/hr||-2.1%|
|Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||110||$40.38/hr||13.0%|
Tasks for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
- Drafts detail and assembly drawings and designs of electromechanical equipment and related data processing systems.
- Examines electronic schematics and analyzes logic diagrams and design documents to plan layout of printed circuit board components and circuitry.
- Reviews blueprints to determine customer requirements and consults with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, and conductor paths.
- Compares logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculates figures to convert, redesign, and modify element.
- Supervises and coordinates work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, and testing printed circuit boards.
- Locates files relating to specified design projection data base library, loads program into computer, and records completed job data.
- Reviews work orders and procedural manuals and confers with vendors and design staff to resolve problems and modify design.
- Keys and programs specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
- Examines and verifies master layout for electrical and mechanical accuracy.
- Compiles data, computes quantities, and prepares cost estimates to determine equipment needs, and requisitions materials as required.
- Generates computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks and photo plotting design onto film.
- Selects drill size to drill test head, according to test design and specifications, and submits guide layout to designated department.
- Copies drawings of printed circuit board fabrication, using print machine or blueprinting procedure.
- Consults with engineers to discuss and interpret design concepts, and determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
- Creates master layout of design components and circuitry and printed circuit boards, according to specifications, and utilizing computer-assisted equipment.
- Plots electrical test points on layout sheet, using pencil, and draws schematics to wire test fixture heads to frame.
- Drafts working drawing, wiring diagrams, wiring connections or cross section of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
- Draws master sketch showing relation of proposed installation to existing facilities.
- Reviews completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
- Visits site of proposed installation and draws rough sketch of location.
- Studies work order request to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.
- Confers with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.
- Estimates labor and material costs for installation of electrical equipment and distribution systems.
- Takes measurements, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable, which affect installation and arrangement of equipment.
- Drafts sketches to scale.