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ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS DRAFTERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Electronic Drafters (ONET code: 17-3012.01)
 
   Electrical Drafters (ONET code: 17-3012.02)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Develop specifications and instructions for installation of voltage transformers, overhead or underground cables, and related electrical equipment used to conduct electrical energy from transmission lines or high-voltage distribution lines to consumers.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Design electrical systems, such as lighting systems.
  • Use computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, and T-squares.
  • Confer with engineering staff and other personnel to resolve problems.
  • Draft working drawings, wiring diagrams, wiring connection specifications or cross-sections of underground cables, as required for instructions to installation crew.
  • Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.
  • Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.
  • Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Associate degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $53,238.00 $25.60 $28.45 $18.46 - $32.80
Bridgeport/Stamford $58,253.00 $28.01 $28.87 $16.98 - $36.21
Danbury $57,365.00 $27.58 $29.90 $17.26 - $35.79
Hartford $57,926.00 $27.84 $29.10 $19.19 - $32.75
New Haven $51,869.00 $24.94 $27.93 $20.00 - $33.50
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 450 520 1.5% 47
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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