Chief Design Drafter

Oversee drafters in drawing designs of facilities and structures.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Design Drafters do?

Oversees DRAFTERS, ARCHITECTURAL; DRAFTERS, ELECTRICAL; DRAFTERS, MECHANICAL; and DRAFTERS, STRUCTURAL in drawing designs of indoor and outdoor facilities and structures of electrical or gas power plants and substations. Consults with engineering staff on development of plans and designs for buildings and installations and prepares layout diagrams to ensure accurate interpretation of designs by workers supervised.


Should I be a Chief Design Drafter?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Drafter, Chief, Design

    How to become a Chief Design Drafter

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