Civil Drafters

Civil Drafters

Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Cooperation * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Analytical Thinking * Independence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Produce drawings, using computer-assisted drafting systems (CAD) or drafting machines, or by hand, using compasses, dividers, protractors, triangles, and other drafting devices. * Draft plans and detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects, such as highways, sewage disposal systems, and dikes, working from sketches or notes. * Draw maps, diagrams, and profiles, using cross-sections and surveys, to represent elevations, topographical contours, subsurface formations, and structures.


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Job Family Architecture and Engineering

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