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|Overview:||Electronic drafters design diagrams, layout drawings, and schematics used in the manufacture, assembly, installation and repair of electronic equipment. Areas of specialization include computers, radio and T.V. transmission, military weapon systems, and medical diagnostic equipment.|
|Duties:||Prepare design schematics, specifications, drawings and diagrams needed by manufacturing engineers for the production of electronic equipment. Use computer-assisted drafting systems.
Work with electronic engineers to prepare instructions, handbooks, and technical information to be used by field engineers to install, diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions.
Use computers to prepare final versions of drawing schematics and specification details needed for product manufacturing. They also use automatic plotting instruments.
Confer with product marketing specialists to decide upon specialized drawings needed in user instruction manuals and for use by field maintenance engineers.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology
|Job Outlook:||Employment of electronic drafter is expected to show little or no change through 2018 due to the decline in manufacturing industries which employs them. Increasing complex design and manufacturing problems will lead to some jobs. Also the increase in computer aided design that can be transmitted electronically will reduce need.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$27,000 to $30,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Employment of electronic drafter is expected to show little or no change through 2018 due to the decline in manufacturing industries which employs them. Increasing complex design and manufacturing problems will lead to some jobs. Also the increase in computer aided design that can be transmitted electronic will reduce need.|
|Advancement Info:||Electronic Drafters who gain experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience, drafters may also move into related positions, such as technical writer, sales engineer, or engineering assistant.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.