Job description Computer-assisted Design And Drafting Technologist near Montréal (QC)

Find out what work is like for a computer-assisted design and drafting technologist in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 2253).

Drafting technologists and technicians


Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

Job duties

  • This group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Drafting technologists
  • Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data
  • Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations
  • Develop and prepare design sketches
  • Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets
  • Check and verify design drawings to conform to specifications and design data
  • Write technical reports
  • Prepare contracts and tender documents
  • Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates
  • Supervise and train other technologists, technicians and drafters.
  • Drafting technicians
  • Develop and prepare engineering drawings, plans, diagrams or layouts from sketches
  • Operate computer-assisted drafting equipment or a conventional drafting station.

Job titles

  • structural steel drafter-detailer
  • steel detailer - drafting
  • architectural draftsperson
  • computer-assisted design and drafting technologist
  • computer-assisted drafting (CAD) technician
  • design and drafting technologist
  • draftsperson
  • drafting technician
  • drafting technologist
  • electrical draftsperson
  • electromechanical draftsperson
  • electronic draftsperson
  • engineering design and drafting technologist
  • structural draftsperson
  • drafting office supervisor
  • mechanical draftsperson

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