Architectural and Civil Drafters:

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,900.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,359
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 1.96 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Conduct geological surveys
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Survey land or properties
Research property records

Thinking Creatively

Design office layout
Design construction projects
Develop informational maps or charts
Draw design, letter, or line graphics or illustrations
Create physical models or prototypes
Draw subject or item sketches
Develop graphic designs or models
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Write business project or bid proposals

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Prepare cost estimates
Calculate grades and elevations
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Lay out electrical wiring for buildings or facilities
Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale
Create graphical representations of civil structures
Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes
Create graphical representations of energy production systems
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create drafting or mechanical drawings

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform cost benefit analysis
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
3D Modeling/ Design
Structural Design
Engineering Design
Cost Estimation
Technical Writing / Editing
Structural Drawings

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