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Top 50 Lead Drafter Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Lead Drafter. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Lead Drafter resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.6% of Lead Drafter resumes contained Shop Drawings as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Lead Drafter actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Lead Drafter

1. Shop Drawings
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Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Design and creation of shop drawings for Amazon, Blink Fitness, NFL Rams, and others.
  • Checked shop drawings and answered shop as required.
  • Shop drawings complete review prior to production release, including review of structural calcs, etc.
  • Prepare all shop drawings for the shop and customer to approval and put it production.

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2. Autocad
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Here's how Autocad is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Provide support regarding AutoCAD operation.
  • Led and trained a drafting team in order to transfer all hand drawn layouts to a digital copy using AutoCAD.
  • Produced designs with AutoCAD for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration systems, including control planning, load calculation/distribution.
  • Used AutoCAD 2014 to model and engineer architectural floor building plans along with new improved HVAC ducting layouts.
  • Created assembly drawings in AutoCad for: cables, mechanical installations and additional types as required.
  • Created and updated fiber optic cable maps and as-built drawings using AutoCad 14 and 2000.
  • Read and interpret architectural blueprints thoroughly and create AutoCad takeoffs in order to create quotations.
  • Constructed a variety of civil engineering drawings using AutoCAD R14, 2000i, & 2002.
  • Created and maintained AutoCAD drawings, checked and approved submitted drawings to ensure accuracy.
  • Lead Drafter responsible to provide all Project Managers sketches to drawings using AutoCAD 2009.
  • Design VVIP prototypes using inventor 3D & AutoCAD mechanical.
  • Worked proficiently with AutoCAD 2000 & 2012 daily.
  • Lead drafter for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Drafted cabling and electrical layouts for electrical substations (subcontracted through Southern California Edison Company) using AutoCAD 2004.
  • Worked lots of overtime since I was the only person that could function Autocad correctly.
  • Established and maintained CAD standards, Autodesk AutoCAD software, file systems and computers.
  • Checked and maintained records of changes made to AutoCAD files using Excel worksheets.
  • Utilized AutoCAD to draft the various floors and rooms of Geisel.
  • Used Autodesk AutoCAD, Bentley Autoplant 3d, and Bentley Navigator.
  • Provided drafting services in Microstation and Autocad 2000 through 2005.

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3. CAD Tech
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Here's how CAD Tech is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Work in team effort with other CAD Tech, to teach, train and delegate duties.
  • Supervised training and continuing education of other CAD Tech personal.

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4. Assembly Drawings
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Here's how Assembly Drawings is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Created detail and assembly drawings for non-contact temperature measurement devices applying optical fibers.
  • Develop and maintain upholstery and detailed part/ assembly drawings.
  • Assisted lead engineer in creating assembly drawings in Solid Works.
  • Create site, detail, and assembly drawings for support of solar energy photovoltaic panel installations.

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5. Floor Plans
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Here's how Floor Plans is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Rework architectural floor plans for vent building utility rooms and roadway utility rooms.
  • Review rough sketches & in turn create working floor plans or construction details.
  • Drafted studio tower sites, floor plans, landscapes and detail drawings.

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6. Database
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Here's how Database is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Established and maintained CAD database management system for corporate office.
  • Maintain the network database of drawings that are directly accessed by the drafting group and intranet accessed by the engineers.
  • Created WIP database including online request form using MS-Access database.

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7. Solidworks
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Here's how Solidworks is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Created video animations for marketing and presentation purposes using SolidWorks.
  • Checked CAD/SolidWorks files and alter accordingly Collaborated with machinists to ensure parts are made to specification Managed standardization of part design
  • Design Check - Used Solidworks 3d and addins capability to check for design flaws and to perform basic FEA analysis.
  • Designed and developed new packaging assemblies for all current released products and for all future prototype projects utilizing Solidworks 2014.
  • Used 3dsMAX 2014 and Keyshot 4.0 to animate 3d models imported in from Solidworks 2014.
  • Use of Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor for analysis of 3d connection geometry.
  • pay = 25/hr LEVEL 3 DRAFTER/DESIGNER - Use Solidworks to design plastic housings for electrical instruments.

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8. New Construction
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9. Oversaw
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Here's how Oversaw is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Interfaced with engineers to evaluate project scope, design requirements, and schedule, and oversaw model and drawing creations.

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10. Revit
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11. Architectural Plans
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Here's how Architectural Plans is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Work with Engineering to assist in producing the design of finished products in accordance with architectural plans.
  • Added structural details to architectural plans from knowledge of building techniques.

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12. Shop Personnel
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Here's how Shop Personnel is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Worked alongside Machinists -Interfaced with shop personnel and its resources to assist with designing.
  • Administered and CAD training for engineering and machine shop personnel.

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13. CNC
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Here's how CNC is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Design with sheet metal, aluminum, and parts to be milled by a CNC machine.
  • Program and operate CNC routers, including maintenance and general care of the machine.
  • Experience with using CAD software in conjunction with 3D printers and CNC tools for rapid prototyping.
  • Program and operate CNC Cutlas foam cutter, supporting the prototyping and production departments.

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14. As-Built
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15. Windows XP
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16. Autodesk
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17. Hvac
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Here's how Hvac is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Design HVAC and plumbing layouts on existing architectural xrefs.

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18. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Produce and maintain accurate design documentation, supplying consistently accurate production data to supervisors and customers.
  • Developed perspective and isometric drawings to support system detail design and installation requirements.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Returned to Canada and led design crew in doing AutoPlant models, drawings and isometrics.
  • Exceeded supervisors' expectations for quality and completion time required for projects due.
  • Prepare complex plans, elevations, and details under guidance of supervisor.
  • Assisted in Developing the Drafting Standardization for PT&P ISO program.
  • Led two Drafters in all procedures, including ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Established and set long term department priorities with my supervisor.
  • Acted as liaison between design engineering and fabrication shop.
  • Assisted company in attaining ISO 9000 certification.
  • Created illustrated part breakdowns, preliminary sketches, schematics, isometrics, brochures, vu-graphs for the development of NASA prototypes.
  • Handled spur of the moment details, and related work, interfacing with supervisors and workers as required.

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19. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Review and revise shop drawings and BOM for accuracy before submitting.
  • Create and revise BOM's as required per drawings and specifications.
  • Maintained ECO's numbers and BOM's.

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20. Company Standards
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Here's how Company Standards is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Review all drawing for quality, ASME and Customer and Company standards for consistence between drawings in all drawing packages.

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21. Customer Service
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22. Project Deadlines
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Here's how Project Deadlines is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Assisted designers with any and all details required that involve ongoing projects in order to meet project deadlines
  • Trained and oversaw the training of new CAD operators within my department while maintaining project deadlines.
  • Reduce cost and record turnaround rate through CAD to meet Project deadlines on schedule.
  • Determined and set project deadlines.

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23. Property Boundaries
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24. GD
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Here's how GD is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Developed and maintained tooling product definition for the Ogden ceramic substrate manufacturing process.
  • Detail design reviews, evaluate drafters performance and verify designers GD&T.

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25. Engineering Department
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Here's how Engineering Department is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Collaborated with Engineering Department on project design and construction.
  • Work with engineering department to design, develop & fabricate parts to meet client s requirements.
  • Lead Drafter of the Civil Engineering Department.
  • Coordinated workflow between CAD personnel and the various engineering departments supported.
  • Coordinate relationships with other Engineering departments within Kako Services, LLC., which helped standardize procedures across all operating groups.

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26. Site Plans
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Here's how Site Plans is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Power, Lighting, Site plans, Panel schedules, creating single lines, Roof Plans.

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27. Construction Plans
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Here's how Construction Plans is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Lead drafter doing subdivisions from field surveying to designing to drafting of construction plans, Storm and sanitary sewer layouts.
  • Lead Drafter/Designer for Developing Raising Cane's Construction plans.

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28. Acad
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Here's how Acad is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Provided support for the Automation of drafting, from manual to ACAD generated drawings.
  • Provided power user instruction for engineers in the use of Acad.

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29. Mechanical Plans
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30. Ansi
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31. DOD
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32. New Product Development
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33. Hard Copy
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Here's how Hard Copy is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Developed a hard copy project-drawing library.

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34. Drawing Templates
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Here's how Drawing Templates is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Develop and update drawing templates, review sheets and standard general notes for drafting department library.
  • Streamlined start-up process by developing CAD standard, drawing templates and efficient file management system.
  • Redesigned drawing templates, resulting in a 15% reduction of drafting time.

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35. Customer Requirements
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36. Building Plans
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Here's how Building Plans is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.

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37. Construction Details
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38. Building Codes
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Here's how Building Codes is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Project Submittal & Plan review process Researched information for building codes and Site Survey manufacture specifications.

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39. Osha
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Here's how Osha is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Update OSHA mandated Management of Change project data changes, upload and clear action items.

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40. Project Management
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Here's how Project Management is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Project Management- Under see Production and Manufacturing Process of All Ongoing Projects.

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41. Asme Y145
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42. LDD
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43. Softdesk
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44. Design Intent
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Here's how Design Intent is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Support lead engineer and ensure that the design intent and documents are followed through production.

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45. PCB
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Here's how PCB is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Changed PCB documentations per ECO's.

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46. BIM
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47. Wetland
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48. Civil 3D
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49. Document Control
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50. Design Process
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Here's how Design Process is used in Lead Drafter jobs:
  • Communicate with Architects to facilitate the design process from conceptual drawings to actual products.
  • Managed complex jobs in pre-design stages to find solutions to help them move along the design process.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Lead Drafter

Shop Drawings

32.8%

Autocad

19.3%

CAD Tech

12.3%

Assembly Drawings

6.2%

Floor Plans

4.0%

Database

2.7%

Solidworks

2.1%

New Construction

2.1%

Oversaw

1.7%

Revit

1.7%

Architectural Plans

1.7%

Shop Personnel

1.7%

CNC

1.5%

As-Built

1.5%

Windows XP

1.5%

Autodesk

1.5%

Hvac

1.5%

ISO

1.3%

BOM

1.3%

Company Standards

1.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lead Drafter

Rank Skill
1 Shop Drawings 26.6%
2 Autocad 15.6%
3 CAD Tech 10.0%
4 Assembly Drawings 5.0%
5 Floor Plans 3.3%
6 Database 2.2%
7 Solidworks 1.7%
8 New Construction 1.7%
9 Oversaw 1.4%
10 Revit 1.4%
11 Architectural Plans 1.4%
12 Shop Personnel 1.4%
13 CNC 1.3%
14 As-Built 1.3%
15 Windows XP 1.3%
16 Autodesk 1.3%
17 Hvac 1.3%
18 ISO 1.1%
19 BOM 1.1%
20 Company Standards 0.9%
21 Customer Service 0.9%
22 Project Deadlines 0.9%
23 Property Boundaries 0.9%
24 GD 0.8%
25 Engineering Department 0.8%
26 Site Plans 0.8%
27 Construction Plans 0.8%
28 Acad 0.6%
29 Mechanical Plans 0.6%
30 Ansi 0.6%
31 DOD 0.6%
32 New Product Development 0.6%
33 Hard Copy 0.6%
34 Drawing Templates 0.6%
35 Customer Requirements 0.6%
36 Building Plans 0.6%
37 Construction Details 0.6%
38 Building Codes 0.6%
39 Osha 0.6%
40 Project Management 0.6%
41 Asme Y145 0.6%
42 LDD 0.5%
43 Softdesk 0.5%
44 Design Intent 0.5%
45 PCB 0.5%
46 BIM 0.5%
47 Wetland 0.5%
48 Civil 3D 0.5%
49 Document Control 0.5%
50 Design Process 0.5%
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