Who are they and what do they do? A draughtsperson (draughtsman/woman) is designs and draws mechanical and technical objects, industrial components and equipment. (Some junior positions are sometimes known as tracers but this is an old-fashioned word now in the age of the computer).
What are the activities of the job? Draws up the drafts and makes the original technical drawings of pieces, industrial equipment, machinery and any other product either electrical or mechanic; can also follow the development of a project of an industrial plant under the direction of the engineers; tries to harmonise elements of good design with technical demands. In his/her drawings the draughtsman/woman must clearly specify the technical requirements to be developed later so that the production workers can reproduce the product exactly.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In drawing offices.
What tools/equipment do they use? Drawing boards, pencils, labelling pens, and other drawing equipment, as well as specialised computer-assisted design programs, such as AUTOCAD.
What do you need to succeed? You need at least vocational training specialising industrial drawing or industrial design. A solid grounding in technical drawing is also needed required. Given the rapid development and change of the new technologies, the draughtsman/woman must constantly update his/her knowledge of new programs of management and design.