Designer Levels

Involved in application of engineering fundamentals to design; will select and recommend design procedures and prepare preliminary designs for engineers’ approval. Works independently on design projects to support Design Engineer and will often coordinate drafting efforts for projects.


Designer 1

Entry level Designer with broad drafting experience of 5 years or more


Designer 2

Experienced Designer able to perform work of moderate complexity under general supervision. Normally has 7 years of drafting and design experience.


Designer 3

Has diversified design experience and ability to perform work of greater complexity with minimal supervision. Normally has 10 years of drafting and design experience.


Designer 4

Serves as senior-level project design leader providing coordination of multi disciplinary functions for complex projects. Normally has 15 years’ or more of experience.


Design Manager

Responsible for coordinating and scheduling workload of staff of CAD Drafters and Designers and developing/retaining fully competent staff. Should have at least 15 years’ design experience.


Application Analyst

Administers and develops the production of computer designed drafting. Trains and assists workstation users in drawing techniques, sketch preparation, clarification of standards, drawing verification and revision, and review of output. Requires degree in engineering graphics or Associates Degree with 4 years computer graphics experience.