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Electrical and Electronics Drafters - 17-3012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians
17-3010 Drafters
17-3012.00 Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Related Occupations


  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets to be checked by an engineer or an architect.
  • Compare logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculate figures to convert, redesign, or modify element.
  • Confer with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.
  • Consult with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
  • Copy drawings of printed circuit board fabrication using print machine or blueprinting procedure.
  • Design electrical systems, such as lighting systems.
  • Determine the order of work and the method of presentation, such as orthographic or isometric drawing.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
  • 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.
  • Examine electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, or tolerances.
  • Explain drawings to production or construction teams and provide adjustments, as necessary.
  • Generate computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks or photo plotting design onto film.
  • Key and program specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
  • Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
  • Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.
  • Plot electrical test points on layout sheets and draw schematics for wiring test fixture heads to frames.
  • Prepare and interpret specifications, calculating weights, volumes, or stress factors.
  • Reproduce working drawings on copy machines or trace drawings in ink.
  • Review blueprints to determine customer requirements and consult with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, or conductor paths.
  • Review completed construction drawings and cost estimates for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
  • Review work orders or procedural manuals and confer with vendors or design staff to resolve problems or modify design.
  • Select drill size to drill test head, according to test design and specifications, and submit guide layout to designated department.
  • Study work order requests to determine type of service, such as lighting or power, demanded by installation.
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, or testing printed circuit boards.
  • Supervise or train other technologists, technicians, or drafters.
  • Train students to use drafting machines and to prepare schematic diagrams, block diagrams, control drawings, logic diagrams, integrated circuit drawings, or interconnection diagrams.
  • Use computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, or traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, or T-squares.
  • Visit proposed installation sites and draw rough sketches of location.
  • Write technical reports and draw charts that display statistics and data.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Collect data about project sites.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create electrical schematics.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Design electrical equipment or systems.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • Operate digital imaging equipment.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare technical reports for internal use.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Verify mathematical calculations.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Electrical Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineering (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Aid (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Interior Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Design Drafter, Electromec
  • Drafter, Electrical
  • Estimator and Drafter

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Design Drafter, Electromechanisms
  • Design Technician, Computer-Aided
  • Drafter, Electrical
  • Drafter, Electronic
  • Estimator and Drafter
  • Integrated Circuit Layout Designer
  • Printed Circuit Designer
  • Supervisor, Drafting and Printed Circuit Design
  • Supervisor, Estimator and Drafter
  • Test Fixture Designer