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A Mechanical Drafter prepares detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Mechanical Drafter

As a Mechanical Drafter, you would be responsible for creating detailed drawings, specific design dimensions, and constructing models of mechanical devices and parts. Mechanical drafters work with engineers, manufacturing companies, and architects, preparing blueprints and advising on construction methods and materials. Mechanical drafters have the opportunity of growth in their field with additional education, this may include a mechanical engineer position.

Your daily duties may include…

Utilizing computer-aided drafting equipment, mathematical skills, visual aptitude, knowledge of design materials and fluency in CADD are daily duties. Mechanical drafters are in communication with clients, architects, and other professionals who call on them to verify design calculations and determine if a construction process abides by laws and regulations. They regularly create and revise production drawings for final proposals under close supervision.

Colleges offering this program

Irvine Valley College

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