CAD operator, drafter, detailer, equipment and supplies salesperson, reproduction
Drafting work has many specialties; the most common types of drafters are the following:
Aeronautical drafters- prepare engineering drawings that detail plans and specifications used in the manufacture
of aircraft, missiles, and related parts.
Architectural drafters- draw architectural and structural features of buildings for new construction projects.
These workers may specialize in a type of building, such as residential or commercial,
or in a kind of material used, such as reinforced concrete, masonry, steel, or timber.
Civil drafters- prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in major construction or
civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood-control projects,
and water and sewage systems.
Electrical drafters- prepare wiring and layout diagrams used by workers who erect, install, and repair
electrical equipment and wiring in communication centers, power plants, electrical
distribution systems, and buildings.
Electronics drafters- draw wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings
used in the manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic devices and components.
Mechanical drafters- prepare drawings showing the detail and method of assembly of a wide variety of machinery
and mechanical devices, indicating dimensions, fastening methods, and other requirements.
Process piping or pipeline drafters- prepare drawings used in the layout, construction, and operation of oil and gas fields,
refineries, chemical plants, and process piping systems.