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This is skilled CAD (Computer Aided Design) system work in the preparation of engineering drawings. Work of this class requires the application of engineering, manual drafting, and computer-based drafting skills and knowledge in preparing site, mechanical, architectural, and electrical drawings. Employees normally work from rough sketches and outlines, models or oral instructions, and are expected to work out details on a CAD System in completing drafting assignments. Although the emphasis of work is on engineering drawings, employees may occasionally undertake field assignments related to the area of work, such as participating in engineering field surveys. Employees in this class work with much independence in carrying out the assignments, although technical advise and assistance is available when needed. Work is reviewed by periodic checks of progress and by evaluation of completed assignments.


Prepares engineering drawings manually and on CAD System, which may involve limited design, to establish complete and accurate data necessary in building and renovation of classroom, office, laboratory, and research facilities.

Prepares detailed drawings of building alterations and additions including plans, sections, and elevations.

Gathers supporting data and prepares detailed maps of institutional property which show dimensions and specifications of building, water lines, sewers, drains, and related information.

Makes pictorial and isometric drawings for reports; plots charts and curves from data.

Prepares detailed layout, assembly, and working drawings; files and indexes drawings.

Participates in making field surveys, determining locations and elevations for drawings.

Performs related work as required.


Experience in engineering drafting with emphasis on CAD System, including some experience in the field of assignment, and Associate Degree in Engineering Technology, supplemented by advanced course work in engineering drafting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge of the terminology, methods, practices, and techniques of engineering drafting on CAD Systems, especially AUTOCAD.

Knowledge of mathematics as applied to engineering principles of the field of assignments.

Knowledge of software systems used to support CAD operation, including MS DOS and Xenix.

Knowledge of electronic and CAD supporting computer hardware.

Skill in drafting engineering plans of more than ordinary complexity both manually and using CAD System.

Ability to prepare complex schematic drawings from rough sketches or oral instructions.

Ability to do limited design work in the field of assignment.



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