Almost every construction project and manufacturing process begins as a drawing, and engineering design graphics technicians produce the drawings that become the objects and buildings around us. Computer aided design (CAD) technicians need to use computer software and have excellent math and critical thinking skills. They often work under strict deadlines, so time-management skills are also important. Design graphics technicians may choose from a broad range of career areas: architecture, manufacturing, engineering, construction, government and other users of graphic communication.
Duties include using CAD systems to create 2D and 3D design plans for use in:
- Industrial maintenance manuals
- Mechanical assembly instructions