Civil Drafters :

Prepare drawings and topographical and relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, flood control projects, and water and sewerage control systems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,900.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,354
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.04 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review architectural, mapping, or drafting related codes and specifications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Research property records

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate operational costs
Calculate grades and elevations

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Create drafting or mechanical drawings
Determine design criteria or specifications of product, project, or service
Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes
Create graphical representations of civil structures
Draw prototypes, renderings, plans, or maps to scale

Analyzing Data or Information

Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Interpret aerial photographs

Thinking Creatively

Develop informational maps or charts
Draw design, letter, or line graphics or illustrations
Develop graphic designs or models
Draw subject or item sketches
Design construction projects

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
3D Modeling/ Design
Structural Design
Engineering Design
Cost Estimation
Technical Writing / Editing
Structural Drawings

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