Profession rolling stock engineering drafter

Rolling stock engineering drafters convert the rolling stock engineers’ designs into technical drawings usually using software. Their drawings detail dimensions, fastening and assembling methods and other specifications used in the manufacture of rail vehicles such as locomotives, multiple units, carriages and wagons.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • CAE software

    The software to perform computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis tasks such as Finite Element Analysis and Computional Fluid Dynamics.

  • Manual draughting techniques

    Techniques used for creating detailed drawings of designs by using specialised pencils, rulers, templates and scales.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • ICT software specifications

    The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

Skills

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use CADD software

    Use computer-aided design and drafting software to make detailed drawings and blueprints of designs.

  • Use manual draughting techniques

    Use non-computerised draughting techniques to make detailed drawings of designs by hand with specialised tools such as pencils, rulers and templates.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Create technical plans

    Create detailed technical plans of machinery, equipment, tools and other products.

  • Use computer-aided engineering systems

    Use computer-aided engineering software to conduct stress analyses on engineering designs.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

Optional knowledge and skills

material mechanics electromechanics 3d modelling use cad software physics control compliance of railway vehicles regulations render 3d images create a product's virtual model product data management draw blueprints mechanics of trains archive documentation related to the work develop assembly instructions adjust engineering designs cad software