About This Career
Drafting Technologists prepare engineering designs and drawings in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers. This expertise addresses operational, conceptual, design and construction drawing needs, and includes the management of drawings and drawing control across areas of the organization.
Education: A post-secondary diploma in engineering design and drafting technology is typically required. Programs related to AutoCAD operation, engineering design and drafting or GIS and CADD integration are preferred.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore environments and is typically employed in the exploration and production, oil sands, and oil and gas services sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) and Drafting Technologist, Design and Drafting Technologist, Engineering Design and Drafting Technologist, Mechanical Draftsperson, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Operator, CAD Specialist, Document Controller, Piping Designer, Civil Engineering Technologist, Process Designer/Technologist
As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:
- Off-site fabrication
- LNG export facility construction
- LNG export facility operations
- Natural gas pipeline construction
When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!
Mild Physical Activity
Long Periods of Standing
Some Overtime Required
Technicians and Technologists
Oil and gas services
- Post-secondary diploma