Drafting Technician

Skilled Trades

Job Description

Drafting technologists and technicians prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently. They are employed by consulting and construction companies, utility, resource and manufacturing companies, all levels of government and by a wide range of other establishments.

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  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You like variety and learning new things
  • You want to make a di­fference working in a green job
  • You like the outdoors
  • You are a team player
  • You like machines
  • You like getting to the root cause of breakdowns

Communities

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HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Completion of secondary school is usually required. Completion of a two- to three-year college program in engineering design and drafting technology or in a related field is usually required for drafting and design technologists. Completion of a one- to two-year college program in drafting or completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or four to five years of related experience plus completion of college or industry courses in drafting are usually required for drafting technicians. Trade certification for draftspersons is available, but voluntary in Ontario. Certification in engineering design and drafting technology or in a related field through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers. A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

Cumberland College
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
Nova Scotia Community College

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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