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Job Requirements

Engineering Drafters/Drafting Technologists prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information within multidisciplinary design and engineering teams.

They use computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting workstations to develop and prepare design sketches and drawings, complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets.

Educational requirements:
Completion of a 2-3 year post-secondary educational program in engineering design and drafting technology.

Applicable transferrable sectors:
Architecture and construction, manufacturing

National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC code:

  • 22212 – Drafting technologists and technicians


Working Conditions

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  • Working with existing and potential clients and other stakeholders to create a feasible design and business case for an energy/electrical project.
  • Design work is typically completed in an office environment using computer-aided design software and specialized design software.
  • Designers and Design Technologists also conduct field visits during the design and implementation phases and liaise with clients, on a regular basis.