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 Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Consults with engineers to discuss or interpret design concepts, or 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, or tolerances.
- Drafts detail and assembly drawings of design components, circuitry or printed circuit boards, using computer-assisted equipment or standard drafting techniques and devices.
- Locates files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
- Reviews work orders or procedural manuals and confers with vendors or design staff to resolve problems or modify design.
- Generates computer tapes of final layout design to produce layered photo masks or photo plotting design onto film.
- Keys and programs specified commands and engineering specifications into computer system to change functions and tests final layout.
- Supervises and coordinates work activities of workers engaged in drafting, designing layouts, assembling, or testing printed circuit boards.
- Compares logic element configuration on display screen with engineering schematics and calculates figures to convert, redesign, or modify element.
- Reviews blueprints to determine customer requirements and consults with assembler regarding schematics, wiring procedures, or conductor paths.