Electrical Drafter Job Description

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An effective job description is vital when finding suitable job candidates. No need to start from scratch. By making use of this sample job description template you will make it easier for yourself and you will have a head start.

How to draft a job description for a Electrical Drafter?

This sample Job description explainer offers guidance on key sections that are important to include for clarity, as well as suggestions for promoting the position. It provides a list of duties, responsibilities, tasks, requirements, demands for setting job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the work as described. However, it’s often not construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. When writing a job description, consider the following:

  • Highlight the accurate job title;
  • Provide a general company introduction;
  • Provide a brief summary or introduction that provides an overview of the job;
  • Specify the relevant job duties and responsibilities that are necessary for this position;
  • List essential qualifications;
  • Be clear and concise;
  • Have someone proofread it;
  • Make sure that HR and the hiring manager will sign off before publishing it;
  • Define what success looks like in the position after 30 days, the first quarter, and the first year;
  • Provide direct contact details of the manager or HR department who will follow up on the candidates.
  • Publish it via several social media platforms, or offline media, so you are sure that in-house employees also can get easy access to it.


  • 3-5 year’s industrial design experience in instrumentation and electrical systems 
  • AutoCAD drafting skills a plus but not required 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Working knowledge of the NFPA (NEC), API, and UL508A 
  • Working knowledge of electrical design (conduit and cable sizing, voltage drop calculations, hazardous location apparatus selection, cable tray sizing and specification, motor control schematic and wiring, control panel layouts and wiring, field interconnect wiring, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with pneumatic, electronic and analytical instrumentation used to measure and control flow, temperature, pressure, and level 
  • Proficiency in reading technical documentation including Piping & Instrument Diagrams, loop drawings, wiring schematics, and specifications 
  • Knowledge of Relay Logic and PLC & HMI programming would be considered a plus 
  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with 2-year college degree or greater from an accredited university or qualified work experience 
  • A substitution of military leadership and/or technical work experience may be considered in lieu of a technical degree 
  • Responsible for performing all aspects of drafting for electrical, instrumentation and structural assignments under direct supervision of an electrical engineer or a designer using theoretical and practical design method 

Other Requirements:

  • Adhere to company engineering design and CAD drafting standards 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Proficient in the use of 2D AutoCAD 2012 
  • Create detailed structural fabrication drawings with minimum supervision

By using this Electrical Drafter job description sample, modifying it to your needs, and then posting it, you will soon start receiving Resumes and Cover letter from suitable candidates. This Electrical Drafter Job Description template is fully customizable and can be used in Google Docs, MS Word or Pages format. Get this printable file now and personalize it according to your needs.

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Rozanne Shannon(1/5/2023) - DEU

Great help!

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