CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electrical Drafters

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers. Use computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, and T-squares.
 
Confer with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.
 
Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
 
Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.
 
Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.
 
Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.
 
Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
 
Prepare and interpret specifications, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors.
 
Explain drawings to production or construction teams and provide adjustments as necessary.
 
Supervise and train other technologists, technicians and drafters.
 
Study work order requests to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.
 
Visit proposed installation sites and draw rough sketches of location.
 
Determine the order of work and the method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing.
 
Reproduce working drawings on copy machines or trace drawings in ink.
 
Write technical reports and draw charts that display statistics and data.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Autocad Designer
Autocad Technician
CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
CAD Draftsman (Computer-Aided Design Draftsman)
CAD Operator (Computer Aided Design Operator)
CAD Technician (Computer Aided Drafting Technician)
CADD Drafter (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Drafter)
CADD Technician (Computer Aided Design and Drafting Technician)
Designer
Drafter
Drafting Technician
Electrical CAD Technician (Electrical Computer Aided Design Technician)
Electrical Computer Aided Design Operator (Electrical CAD Operator)
Electrical Design Engineer
Electrical Designer
Electrical Drafter
Electrical Draftsman
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Estimator
Estimator and Drafter
Estimator and Drafter Supervisor
Instrumentation Designer
Line Staker
Mechanical Designer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Drafting
Benchmark Title: Electrical Drafters
 
 
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