Main objectives: Prepare accurate, detailed drawings to show all necessary specifications for manufacture of machinery and equipment and engineering projects by means of conventional draughting machines or computer aided design (CAD) equipment.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Draw rough layouts of proposed structures, machines, or products.
  • Write detailed building-assembly or process instructions and specifications.
  • Make detailed drawings of planned structures or machines using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Calculate the cost and amount of materials required.

New Zealand Certificate or Diploma or will have completed an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering draughting or related trade.