Civil Drafters, more commonly known as a Draftsman or CAD Operator, prepares technical drawings and topographical relief maps used in various civil engineering projects such as roadways, bridges, structures, pipelines, water and sewage control systems, and more. Drafters can specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting.
Duties and Tasks:
Create drawings manually or through computer-aided drafting systems
Draw diagrams, profiles, cross-sections, maps, surveys, and others technical drawings to represent elevations, topographical contours, subsurface formations, structures, and more
Draft plans and detailed drawings used for structures, installations, or other construction projects
Review and revise rough sketches, drawings, designs, specifications, and other relevant data given by civil engineers to ensure that they apply and conform to design concepts
Assist during surveying of proposed projects and plot/encode survey data using CAD software