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Electronic Drafters - 17-3012.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Design Drafter
  • Designer
  • Drafter
  • Integrated Circuit IC Layout Designer (IC Layout Designer)
  • Layout Designer
  • Mask Designer
  • Printed Circuit Board PCB Designer (PCB Designer)
  • Printed Circuit Board PCB Draftsman (PCB Draftsman)
  • Senior Designer
  • Senior Printed Circuit Board PCB Designer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Compare logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculate figures to convert, redesign, or modify element.
  • 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.
  • Draft detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
  • Examine electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, or tolerances.
  • 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.
  • Plot electrical test points on layout sheets and draw schematics for wiring test fixture heads to frames.
  • Review blueprints to determine customer requirements and consult with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, or conductor paths.
  • 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.
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, or testing printed circuit boards.
  • Train students to use drafting machines and to prepare schematic diagrams, block diagrams, control drawings, logic diagrams, integrated circuit drawings, or interconnection diagrams.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Operate computer systems.
  • 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

  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Design Drafter, Electromechanisms
  • Drafter, Electronic

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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