Design Drafters



Design drafters are the highest ranking occupation within the drafting department. Their job involves working with engineers to create a workable and accurate design of a part or product. Engineers provide the basic ideas and design drafters are expected to design and develop a physical representation of their conceptual work. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles defines design drafters as:

A term used to designate workers who make design drawings to assist in developing experimental ideas evolved by research engineers, using specifications and sketches and employing knowledge of engineering theory and its application to solve mechanical and fabrication problems.1


Labour Process Design Work Tolerance Analysis Conceptual Work Bargaining Unit 
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  1. 1.
    Bureau of Employment Security, U.S. Department of Labor, Dictionary of Occupational Titles (3rd edn; 1965, Vol. 1), p. 218.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Barry Wilkinson, Shopfloor Politics of New Technology (London: Heinemann Books, 1983), pp. 31–2.Google Scholar

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© Lorraine Giordano 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Center for Research in Vocational EducationUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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