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Career as a Engineering CAD Technician?

I am interested in a career working as a CAD Technician. I will be looking for work in either a construction or engineering company. Can anyone offer a rough idea of what the workload will be like in the beginning once I find a job? This will be an entry level position for me. The main thing I want to know is what percentage of my time will be working on the computer as opposed to being in meetings, going over briefs etc. Thanks!

Asked By: Carnof - 4/25/2010
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To answer your question about computer work time vs meetings, after your initial training is complete, it will likely start out that you spend maybe 1 hour a week in a meeting and the rest of the time reviewing drawings/specifications and drafting on the computer. If you grow into the position and become a senior... More
Answered By: Mechelectrical - 4/25/2010
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It probably depends the size of the company and the job role you get. In a larger company you may get a defined position where you spend most of your time using the software. In a smaller company you might get a position where you get more involved with the design aspect and day-to-day office tasks
Answered By: <<Captain Sensible>> - 4/25/2010
 
As a tech you won't be attending any meetings...you'll be in front of a computer screen. Hope this helps.
Answered By: Ann - 4/25/2010
 
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