As a computer drafter, you will make detailed manual or computer drawings of products and machinery from sketches and specifications conceived by engineers and designers. The finished drawings are used as working plans for engineering and manufacturing purposes. Depending on experience and level of responsibility, duties may vary from preparing basic drawings to modifying the finished design using computer aided design equipment.
In order to enter this area of work, you should be able to: work within precise limits or standards of accuracy, concentrate for long periods of time, visualize 3-dimensional objects from drawings or pictures, see detail in objects or drawings, and recognize slight differences in shapes and shadings. Computer skills are a requirement.