Chief Drafter

Draw rough layouts, assign work, and direct subordinate drafting workers.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chief Drafters do?

Draws rough layout and sketches, and assigns work to and directs subordinate drafting workers: Sketches layout according to design proposal and standard specifications and practices. Assigns drafting of detail drawings to subordinate personnel and verifies accuracy and completeness of finished drawings. May perform duties described under DRAFTER Master Title.

Should I be a Chief Drafter?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: CADD Drafter, Computer Drafter, Drafter, Commercial, Drafter, Detail, Drafter, Geological, Engineering Drafter See More

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