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1. What motivates you to work hard?
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Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.

Employment of drafters is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022. Although drafters will continue to work on technical drawings and documents related to the design of buildings, machines, and tools, new software programs are making the work more efficient...
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CAD Drafter Interview Questions
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We are looking for drafters that are prepared to handle more duties. How have you advanced beyond simply doing CAD Drafts?
 
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I am simply good in autocad so I believe I can handle other duties beside drafting.
 
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I have done some design work, Site vibration monitoring.
 
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Do you plan on continuing your education as a drafter?
 
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Yes, because I love learning.
 
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Yes.... In whatever area is needed to continually improve myself.
 
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What do you enjoy the most about being a drafter?
 
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Running drafting programs and acquiring conceptual knowledge in structure and architecture.
 
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Collecting all the information required for a design and creating the models and drawings in a precise fashion enabling the product to be built to work perfectly.
 
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Do you enjoy collaborating with others?
 
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Yes because a company can grow faster when employees are working as a team.
 
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Yes... That is one of the most satisfying parts of this profession.
 
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What design did you have the most difficult time with? What made it difficult?
 
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Sound nail wall because of the pannels adjustment.
 
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Design layout of a critical project wellhead control panel unit that was extremely limited in space and yet required numerous components that had to be laid out and placed correctly in order to be correctly assembled and function properly.
 
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Do you enjoy working with other drafters, and sharing work, when needed?
 
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Yes, I enjoy a collaborative work environment to accomplish tasks.
 
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Yes, I enjoy working with other drafter if needed.
 
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When have you had a dispute with an engineer? What was the disagreement, and how did you two resolve the issue?
 
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Had a dispute over correct implementation of GDT. He refused to see it the way I have been trained to do it and so I went to the engineering manager who sided with me.
 
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I once had a dispute over who should use AutoCAD to start the project. We managed to calm down and compromised.
 
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When did you discover your specialty? Why did you choose this area of drafting?
 
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When I graduated from high school, my father opened my mind on civil engineering career, that's when I when to school of civil engineering. Since then I develop my design and drafting skill.
 
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Unsure.... For the satisfaction of a job well done.
 
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If I saw your home office right now, what would it look like?
 
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My lap top is my office... Its a lot of knowledge items in.
 
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Well organized, each item arranged at the appropriate place.
 
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Our drafters must know this industry very well, how have you gained experience and insight into this industry?
 
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Its a Big industry. Its work not off till World Last day...
 
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My experience in drafting, particularly in architecture and structure would allow me to insight any job related.
 
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If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?
 
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A Good Approved Final design..Make Reagain.
 
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Some times it's boring when there's no work to do.
 
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Tell me about your education. What was your favorite course and why?
 
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I have graduated from school of civil engineering, Obtained a cad drafter certificate from accredited school.
 
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3 years mechanical drawing in high school, 2 year degree in drafting and design, numerous Solidworks training sessions and a completed course in GDT
 
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What are your short- term career goals?
 
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Learn more in drafting, programs related, concepts in architecture and civil engineering.
 
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To be the best mechanical designer I can be and produce to a level that enables the company or organization to achieve its mission and value statement.
 
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What makes you a better drafter than the next person?
 
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My experience, honesty, my collaboration with others and attendance.
 
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I dont know the next guy but I would place my dedication and perserverance up against anyone.
 
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Tell me about your biggest mistake during a draft. How did you correct it?
 
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I did not correct a mistake done by my colleague. Since then I always collaborate.
 
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Back when first using Solidworks I failed to import some critical dimensions correctly and got called out on it. I placed that in my permanent brain memory as a lesson.
 
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What are you passionate about, outside of this career?
 
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Reading, traveling and playing soccer.
 
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I am interested and passionate about taking painting and drawing classes. I took those classes at Fleisher Art Memorial, Main Line Art Center, and Wayne Art Center. Also, I usually go to the Philadelphia Art Museum, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, and the art galleries in Old City and Chestnut Hill.
 
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How do you stay focused on your work throughout the day?
 
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I always try to be connected to my job assignment daily. And try to be less distracted as much as possible.
 
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I was able to stay focused on to be on the same page with the architectural team to work on specifications, construction documentation, to work on the design aspects of the buildings that needs to be revised and edited for any other drawings, and mostly importantly I was able to get in touch with other drafters and architects to go over front elevations, roof framing, and windows in the name of architectural design.
 
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Can you do layouts on your own?
 
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I am not sure I fully understand the question.
 
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Yes, I can do layouts on my own.
 
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Why did you go to technical school to be a drafter?
 
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It was necessary to me as a civil engineering technician.
 
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Because I knew that drafting and design is what I wanted to do as a professional career.
 
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Would you consider yourself more creative, or technical minded?
 
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Tell me about the most complicated schematic drawing you have had to create.
 
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What area of drafting are you most interested in - Architectural, Civil or Mechanical?
 
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