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Occupational Report for Electrical and Electronics Drafters (17-3012) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

Employment Outlook for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat smaller than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Limited employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Electrical and Electronics Drafters There are 5 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 5 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Mask Designer- III 9/25/14 Hillsboro
CAD Drafter - Mask Preparation Technician - 1804 9/24/14 Hillsboro $40,648/yr to $65,037/yr DOE
CAD Drafter - Electrical 9/5/14 Corvallis $14.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
PCB Designer 8/27/14 Wilsonville DOE
Cad Librarian PCB Design and Layout Cadence tools V15 7/3/14 Hillsboro DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Electrical and Electronics Drafters The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 13 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 13 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Mask Designer 9/24/14 Hillsboro Mindteck
CAD Drafter - Mask Preparation Technician - 1804 9/24/14 Hillsboro
Sr. Layout Mask Designer 9/23/14 Hillsboro VanderHouwen & Associates Inc.
Sr. Layout Mask Designer #23254 9/23/14 Hillsboro
Mask Designer- III 9/23/14 Hillsboro Artech Information Systems L.L.C.
Mask Designer III (3726) 9/23/14 Hillsboro Randstad Technologies
CAD Operator/Drafter-- Portland OR Job 9/9/14 Happy Valley Leidos
Mask Design - Multiple Positions 9/9/14 Hillsboro IDC Technologies
Analog/Custom Digital Mask Designer - 7841 9/3/14 Hillsboro Etech Resources
Analog Mask Design 9/3/14 Hillsboro
PCB Designer 8/27/14 Wilsonville
Designer: Mask 7/11/14 Hillsboro
Cad Librarian PCB Design and Layout Cadence tools V15 7/7/14 Hillsboro
State of Oregon License Information for Electrical and Electronics Drafters No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $16.24 $19.24 $24.52 $29.57 $35.95 $25.16 $52,333
Multnomah / Washington 16.10 18.60 23.27 28.40 34.05 24.09 50,099
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 16.87 18.95 23.46 28.54 33.01 23.90 49,708
Clackamas 15.45 18.33 25.51 30.11 37.67 25.86 53,783
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 255 291 36 14.1% 4 3 7
Multnomah / Washington 158 180 22 13.9% 2 2 4
Clackamas 39 45 6 15.4% 1 0 1
Lane 21 22 1 4.8% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 11 12 1 9.1% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 8 9 1 12.5% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 255
Total All Industries Private 249
Construction Private 58
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 58
Building Equipment Contractors Private 58
Manufacturing Private 92
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 77
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Private 10
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 39
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Private 27
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 67
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 58
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 11
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 10
Administrative and Support Services Private 10
Educational Requirements for Electrical and Electronics Drafters The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • Apply Basic Engineering Principles
  • Apply Drafting And Mechanical Drawing Knowledge And Techniques
  • Apply Electronic Principles
  • Apply Field Notes To Detailed Technical Drawings
  • Apply Linear Algebra
  • Apply Principles Of Electrical Circuitry
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Methods
  • Apply Technical Engineering Regulations
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • Draw Prototypes And Plans To Scale
  • Interpret Computerized Data And Reports
  • Interpret Detailed Electronic Design Specifications
  • Maintain Blueprinting Equipment
  • Read Blueprints And Technical Drawings
  • Read Manufacturing Outlines For Electronic Products
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Compass, Dividers, Protractors And Triangles To Draw Manually
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting Software
  • Use Computers For Design, Drafting, Modeling And Other Engineering Tasks
  • Use Construction Industry Codes And Symbols On Blueprints
  • Use Drafting Techniques
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Metric System
  • Work As A Team Member
  • Write Technical Specifications For Electrical Or Electronic Equipment
Schools and Training Providers for Electrical and Electronics Drafters The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
ITT Technical Institute-Portland
9500 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 255-6500
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Beyond Limitations Career School
3829 SE 74th Ave
Portland, OR 97206-2437
Phone: (503) 261-1266
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Electrical and Electronics Drafters These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Electrical and Electronics Drafters matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Mechanical Drafters 57%
Drafters, All Other 55%
Architectural And Civil Drafters 46%
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technicians 33%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 32%
Civil Engineering Technicians 31%