Salary Range
  • New York State $48,220-$82,920 per year
  • Central New York $49,780-$84,670 per year
  • Finger Lakes $46,460-$74,210 per year
  • Hudson Valley $47,980-$93,170 per year
  • Long Island $49,240-$82,230 per year
  • Mohawk Valley $46,330-$73,820 per year
  • New York City $50,360-$91,050 per year
  • North Country $38,800-$67,090 per year
  • Southern Tier $45,330-$73,590 per year
  • Western New York $48,040-$75,680 per year
Example Job Titles
  • CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)
  • CAD Operator
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Job Type:

Mechanical Drafters

Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree

  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
Typical Tasks:
  1. Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, tools, and controls, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.
  2. Produce three-dimensional models, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  3. Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or angle views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems, and machines.
  4. Modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems.
  5. Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed.
Training Opportunities
Drafter Career Video