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Drafting Technologist

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

Work Activities
Documenting/Recording Information
Maintaining the completeness and integrity of inter-pipeline drawings and asset information.
Investigating and resolving missing or misplaced drawings.
Interacting With Computers
Operating computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations.
Thinking Creatively
Creating documentation for drilling tool operation and assembly.
Developing and preparing design sketches.
Attention to Detail
Engineering and Technology
Active Listening
Computer use
Document Use
Available Jobs
  • Here are the two most recent postings:

Drafting technician

Posted on Jul 12 2018

By ggs building maintenance ltd

Burnaby Dependant upon experience
Drafting clerk

Posted on Jul 10 2018

By petromaxx construction bc llp

Aldergrove Dependant upon experience
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How Can I Work in LNG?

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!

Working Conditions
  • Field 2
    Field Visits
  • Physical
    Mild Physical Activity
  • Office
    Office Based
  • Steeringwheel
    Driving Required
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Standing
    Long Periods of Standing
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
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Job Details

Job Category

Technicians and Technologists



Oil and gas services

Oil sands



Qualifications + Experience


  • Post-secondary diploma