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Technical draftsperson: Drawing up detailed plans

Technical draftspersons are in demand in many industries. Be it in aerospace development, vehicle manufacturing, engineering offices or with manufacturers of packaging materials – technical draftspersons use their pen or their mouse wherever engineers or designers require drawings and plans. In so doing, they follow drawing standards, specify the correct dimensions and look after the accompanying technical documentation. With the aid of specialised software, they can comprehensively visualise the plans for the design and construction of systems, devices and machinery, taking a wide variety of technical specifications into consideration. Entire teams often work together over a long period of time to produce a plan.

The title of “Technical Draftsperson” doesn't really exist nowadays. The drawing board has been replaced by the computer, and "Technical Draftsperson" has been replaced by the two professions of “Technical Product Designer” and “Technical System Planner”. These professionals overlap in the essential areas, which is why the term "Technical Draftsperson" has continued to prevail.

TECHNICAL DRAFTSPERSON

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As a technical draftsperson, you will bring your knowledge of the production of technical drawings and plans with the aid of modern CAD software to a company. You can choose whether you want to work in architecture or engineering offices, in company design offices, for municipal building authorities or for energy suppliers.

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Do you need a technical draftsperson who can use their specialist knowledge to implement plans and specifications for your equipment in a technically correct manner? With specialized expertise of your industry, a high sense of perfection as well as planning and analytical thinking, experts can accurately visualise the designs and plans for the construction of your systems, machines and devices. We have the right candidates for you.

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As an experienced technical draftsperson, you have a wide range of experience in the production of drawings for technical systems and devices. Depending on the industry in which you are interested, you will have acquired specialist knowledge which you can utilise successfully in a new project. What are you waiting for?

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Technical draftspersons are responsible for the production of technically accurate drawings for systems and devices in accordance with the specifications of designers, engineers and architects. The area of responsibility is very wide-ranging. Technical draftspersons can be accordingly flexible in their choice of employer.

Technical draftspersons are responsible for the production of technically accurate drawings for systems and devices in accordance with the specifications of designers, engineers and architects. The area of responsibility is very wide-ranging. Technical draftspersons can be accordingly flexible in their choice of employer.


Since 2011, the classic apprenticeship of "technical draftsperson" has been divided into the two "technical product designer" and "technical system planner" apprenticeships. These are apprenticeships whose content is almost identical in both areas, the only difference being the main focus thereof. Whereas technical product designers tend to focus on the areas of machine, plant and wood technology, the training to become a technical system planner is oriented to the fields of heating, air conditioning and sanitary technology, and also steel and metal construction engineering. Both training courses are dual. Content is taught in the vocational school and is then applied within a company.

Since 2011, the classic apprenticeship of "technical draftsperson" has been divided into the two "technical product designer" and "technical system planner" apprenticeships. These are apprenticeships whose content is almost identical in both areas, the only difference being the main focus thereof. Whereas technical product designers tend to focus on the areas of machine, plant and wood technology, the training to become a technical system planner is oriented to the fields of heating, air conditioning and sanitary technology, and also steel and metal construction engineering. Both training courses are dual. Content is taught in the vocational school and is then applied within a company.


Technical draftspersons implement plans and specifications for the design and assembly of systems and devices in technical drawings. They prepare, document and present their results. Their duties can be summarized as follows:

  • Production of technical drawings and assembly plans
  • Revision and correction of technical drawings
  • Production of drawings and diagrams using a drawing board
  • Production of 3D models using CAD software
  • Creation of 3D models using 3D printers
  • Derivation of parts lists for the production area /li>
  • Storage of the manufacturing plans
  • Data backup

Technical draftspersons implement plans and specifications for the design and assembly of systems and devices in technical drawings. They prepare, document and present their results. Their duties can be summarized as follows:

  • Production of technical drawings and assembly plans
  • Revision and correction of technical drawings
  • Production of drawings and diagrams using a drawing board
  • Production of 3D models using CAD software
  • Creation of 3D models using 3D printers
  • Derivation of parts lists for the production area /li>
  • Storage of the manufacturing plans
  • Data backup

In order to work as a technical draftsperson, it is important to have very good technical understanding and spatial awareness. The following skills are indispensable for everyday work:

  • PC skills
  • Knowledge of the different CAD programs
  • Good mathematical skills

Technical draftspersons should also possess the following soft skills:

  • Diligence and conscientiousness
  • Organisation talent
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in design and development
  • Creativity
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Passion about new methods and systems
  • Interest and curiosity about new developments in the technical area
  • Interest in new materials
  • Willingness to take part in regular training
  • Willingness to make an active contribution and take responsibility

In order to work as a technical draftsperson, it is important to have very good technical understanding and spatial awareness. The following skills are indispensable for everyday work:

  • PC skills
  • Knowledge of the different CAD programs
  • Good mathematical skills

Technical draftspersons should also possess the following soft skills:

  • Diligence and conscientiousness
  • Organisation talent
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in design and development
  • Creativity
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Passion about new methods and systems
  • Interest and curiosity about new developments in the technical area
  • Interest in new materials
  • Willingness to take part in regular training
  • Willingness to make an active contribution and take responsibility

Technical draftspersons collaborate closely with various specialists and experts such as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers or construction engineers to produce drawings and assembly plans. They implement their specifications and plans with the aid of specialised CAD software, and visualize the technical aspects of the plans in detail. Drawings produced in this way can therefore be displayed as 3D models. On this, basis, 3D construction components can be constructed by using a 3D printer.

Technical draftspersons collaborate closely with various specialists and experts such as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers or construction engineers to produce drawings and assembly plans. They implement their specifications and plans with the aid of specialised CAD software, and visualize the technical aspects of the plans in detail. Drawings produced in this way can therefore be displayed as 3D models. On this, basis, 3D construction components can be constructed by using a 3D printer.


As a result of digitalisation, there will be a significant increase in the amount of design work in all areas and industries. Accordingly, skilled workers who focus on three-dimensional design are in great demand. Because without your plans, neither machines nor devices could be built. Technical draftspersons are also needed in a wide variety of industries. Particularly in the metal industry, the job market offers you a secure job as a technical draftsperson.

As a result of digitalisation, there will be a significant increase in the amount of design work in all areas and industries. Accordingly, skilled workers who focus on three-dimensional design are in great demand. Because without your plans, neither machines nor devices could be built. Technical draftspersons are also needed in a wide variety of industries. Particularly in the metal industry, the job market offers you a secure job as a technical draftsperson.


Technical draftspersons start with an average annual gross salary of €32,000. With a few years of professional experience, the salary increases to between €41,000 and €63,000. The highest salaries are paid in the metal industry and electrical engineering.

Technical draftspersons start with an average annual gross salary of €32,000. With a few years of professional experience, the salary increases to between €41,000 and €63,000. The highest salaries are paid in the metal industry and electrical engineering.


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In order to be able to place you in the best possible way in accordance with your interests and expertise, we use our innovative "Find & Engage" concept. We carry out an in-depth comparison of your applicant profile with company vacancies and their applicant profiles and establish contact. If both you and the company are interested in working together, the relevant framework conditions are coordinated with Hays. You can either be employed directly by the company or within the scope of a temporary employment contract with Hays. Nothing else stands in the way of good cooperation!

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