CAD Technician

CAD technicians use computer-aided design software to create detailed technical drawings and plans, playing a crucial role in the design and development of various projects, from buildings to machinery.

Day-to-day Tasks

You could:

  • use 2D or 3D software to produce sketches, schemes, models and detailed drawings
  • check that drawings meet quality and technical standards
  • find and fix inaccuracies or mistakes
  • communicate with engineers, designers and project staff
  • read and interpret engineers' drawings
  • do mathematical calculations to work out angles, weights and costs
  • keep accurate records of different versions of your design work

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • design skills and knowledge
  • maths skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Industry Qualifications

If you are interested as a career as a CAD technician, training is offered within the BTEC and HNC courses via UCM.

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