Draws wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, schematics, and layout drawings used for manufacture, installation, and repair of electronic equipment.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Design and Pre-Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Consults with engineers to discuss and interpret design concepts, and determine requirements of detailed working drawings.
- Examines electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, and tolerances.
- Drafts detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry and printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
- Locates files relating to specified design project in database library, loads program into computer, and records completed job data.
- Reviews work orders and procedural manuals and confers with vendors and design staff to resolve problems and modify design.
- Generates computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks and photo plotting design onto film.
- Keys and programs specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and test final layout.
- Supervises and coordinates work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, and testing printed circuit boards.
- Compares logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculates figures to convert, redesign, and modify element.
- Reviews blueprints to determine customer requirements and consults with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, and conductor paths.