CAD technicians, designers and drafters provide critical support to engineering projects. They are tasked with creating the plans that engineers use to build a project whether it is a machine, a building, or a consumer product.
Engineers provide CAD techs with the requirements for the project, and they take that information and develop drawings and plans with the use of CAD technology. They typically work in an office or lab setting, but may be required to spend time on manufacturing floors or job sites as needed. Successful CAD professionals have strong attention to detail, excellent visualization skills, and an aptitude for math and geometry.
Required Education And Experience
CAD technician jobs are typically entry and junior-level roles on an engineering staff, and required education and experience can vary from job to job. However, most employers want to see an associate degree or CAD certification from accredited programs, as well as hands-on experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national median annual wage for CAD designers is $54,170 per year, roughly $26 per hour. The salary aggregator at Indeed cites a slightly different figure for Georgia, reporting average salaries for current openings at around $22 per hour or about $46,000 per year. Job seekers should remember that salary and benefits vary based on company size, location, and the experience of the individual technician.
Current Mechanical CAD Technician Job Opportunities
Selectek is currently recruiting Mechanical CAD Technicians for an opportunity in the North Atlanta Metro region. The technician will provide design and drafting support to the Design Manager. This is an industrial role requiring the technician to produce 2D design layouts and 3D models.
AutoCAD and mechanical design or drafting experience are required, as is knowledge of layer management and usage, drawing scales as they relate to text, dimensions lines, viewports, plotting and scales, etc. An associate degree is highly preferred, and entry-level candidates will be considered.
You can learn more and apply for this position here.
If you are a CAD technician in the Southeast looking for exciting new opportunities, we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent to match with some of the most innovative companies in the region. Contact us to learn more or browse our job board to see more opportunities today.