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Engineering - CAD Designer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Performs routine, non-routine and moderately complex design tasks requiring the operation and application of Computer Aided Design equipment such as digitizer, plotter, CRT and associated peripheral equipment. Utilize standard digitizing and C.A.D. design techniques, skills, design rules and specifications to prepare design tapes for pattern generation, determine scales, perform mathematical calculations and prepare layouts, renditions, variations and similar applications.

Work Settings

Office setting using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to complete required tasks. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Training in vocational schools, related on- the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $1,140.86.

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