Drafting Technician Description
A Drafting Technician, or a Draftsperson, is an individual who works alongside engineers, designers, builders and architects. A Draftsperson is equipped with the necessary skills required in order to erect structures in a safe manner.
- There are a number of key components that make up a Draftsperson’s day:
- Prepare design sketches, review architectural drawing to ensure there are no discrepancies are designs are architecturally sound.
- Read and interpret blueprints.
- Estimate costs and materials required for each job.
Drafting Technician Salary
In Canada, the average Draftsperson earns approximately $33,000 to $55,000 per year. On the higher end, a successful and experienced Drafting Technician can earn upwards of $64,000 per year.
Drafting Technician Training
Training is vital to find success as a Drafting Technician. You’ll need to understand how to operate programs that focus on the latest CAD (Computer-Assisted Drafting) and BIM software’s (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit Structure, Catia, CNC Programming, and Pro Engineer.). You should opt to pursue a program that includes a co-op term as hands-on training is considered vital.
Useful Information About Being a Drafting Technician
Draftsperson programs are geared towards different kinds of industries: residential drafting and design or mechanical engineering drafting and design. The key difference that distinguishes the two is the building codes associated with each industry; the tools while similar, will encompass different criteria and utilize different tools.