A draughtsperson produces technical plans and drawings utilized by various industries to construct buildings, machines, mechanical and electronic equipment and public works systems
Draughtspersons prepare technical drawings, maps and illustrations from sketches, measurements and other data, and copy final drawings and paintings onto printing plates.
Job activities and tasks include:
- preparing and revising working drawings from sketches and specifications prepared by engineers and designers for the manufacture, installation and erection of machinery and equipment or for the construction, modification, maintenance and repair of buildings, dams, bridges, roads and other architectural and civil engineering projects
- operating computer-aided design and drafting equipment to create, modify and generate hard-copy and digital representations of working drawings
- operating digitizing table or similar equipment to transfer hard-copy representation of working drawings, maps and other curves to digital form
- preparing and revising illustrations for reference works, brochures and technical manuals dealing with the assembly, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of machinery and other equipment and goods
- copying drawings and paintings onto stone or metal plates for printing
- preparing wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electrical equipment in factories, power plants, and buildings
- creating detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information
- arranging for completed drawings to be reproduced for use as working drawings
Uses traditional tools such as T-squares and draughting pencils as well as computer-aided design and draughting (CADD) resources to perform job; Includes specific proprietary CAAD programs, sketches and uses other related software programs
Usually work in draughting offices with regular hours, however may be required to visit a range of worksites and discuss with architects, engineers, contractors, technicians and other allied personnel as to the accuracy, currency and augmentations to site buildings, structures and surroundings to explain, update or modify or drawings, maps and illustration.
Certificate or Diploma in drafting or related engineering discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
3 - 4 years and above.
ADWEA, TRANSCO, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Dubai Electricity and Water (DEWA), Road Transport Authority, Emirate municipalities.
More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Draughtsperson - Technical illustrator
Examples of some related occupations:
Cartographer - Survey
Other training in technical areas may be obtained in the Armed Forces. Many military technical training programs are highly regarded by employers. Engineering draughtspersons usually begin by performing routine duties under the close supervision of an experienced technician, technologist, engineer, or scientist. As they gain experience, they are given more difficult assignments with only general supervision. Some engineering technicians eventually become supervisors. CADD training may be a requirement. Many employers also prefer applicants show demonstrated abilities in design, mathematical calculations and science.
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi