Mechanical Drafting

By: Mirza Sutkovic

Background

The purpose of a mechanical drafter is to render drawings that are used for part manufacturing and is responsible for resolving issues that are associated with mechanical and fabrication problems. Yearly salary varies, but the bell-curve supports the majority with $38,300 - $47,900.

More Information

Mechanical drafters may also participate in designing special modifications to existing machines or parts. Being a mechanical drafter may require an associate's degree in an area related to mechanical drafting, and 0-2 years of experience in the field. Mechanical drafters also share commonly used concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on specific instruction and guidelines to perform accurate functions. Work is done under supervision because work is not typically done using independent judgement and they typically report to a manager or a supervisor.
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