Mechanical Drafter

Draft detailed drawings of machineries and mechanical devices.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $75,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mechanical Drafters do?

Drafts detailed drawings of machinery and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions and tolerances, fasteners and joining requirements, and other engineering data: Reviews rough sketches and engineering specifications received from engineer or architect. Drafts multiple-view assembly, subassembly, and layout drawings as required for manufacture and repair of machines and equipment. Performs other duties as described under DRAFTER Master Title.


Should I be a Mechanical Drafter?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Computer Draftsman Mechanical

    How to become a Mechanical Drafter

    Most Mechanical Drafters have a Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree. Chart?chd=s:bw9paa&chl=no+college+%281%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2840%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2827%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,1,40
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