Job description Design And Drafting Technologist in Canada

Find out what work is like for a design and drafting technologist in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Drafting technologists and technicians (NOC 22212).

Drafting technologists and technicians


Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, such as building information models (BIM), 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

  • Drafting technologists
  • Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data
  • Create building information models (BIM), using computer software, to provide digital representations of physical and functional aspects of buildings and other engineering projects
  • 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

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

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