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Drafting Jobs in New Orleans, LA

Legal Assistant

Burns & Farrey, P.C.


18 days ago
Electrical and Instrumentation Drafter

Randstad US

Luling, LA

9 days ago
Mechanical Designer/Drafter

Randstad US

Luling, LA

12 days ago
Account Manager


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1 day ago
Precast Design Drafting Technician

United Employment Group Inc

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2 days ago
Director of Public Affairs

Firearms Policy Coalition

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24 days ago
Solution Architect/Pre Sales-SAP


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20 days ago
A1069 - Sourcing & Procurement / Contract Administrator

Netsource, Inc.

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10 days ago
Attorney 1 (Procurement/Contracts)

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

$58895 - $89448 / Per year

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2 days ago
Real Estate Listing Agent

NextHome Premier Realtors

Chalmette, LA

6 days ago

New Orleans Drafting Jobs Overview

Do you have a hard time choosing between a creative and technical career? Consider applying for drafting jobs, where you can combine your artistic abilities with your computer skills to help craft new buildings, machinery, and infrastructure. Drafters—also known as draftsmen, draftspeople, or drafting technicians—translate the ideas of architects and engineers into technical drawings that are easy for construction or manufacturing crews to read and build. In this career, you'll be following in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, who many consider to be one of the first master drafters—his technical drawings of inventions were revolutionary.

Today, most drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software. Drafters can also draw by hand using a tilting table or a drafting machine, but this is mostly limited to the concept stage. Software is used for the final design.

Drafters usually specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Mechanical drafters prepare diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices.
  • Architectural drafters work with architects to produce designs for buildings and infrastructure.
  • Civil drafters work with civil engineers to create maps, drawings, and diagrams of buildings and infrastructure.
  • Electrical and electronic drafters work with electrical and electronic engineers to produce diagrams and drawings of equipment and parts.

You can expand your search for engineering jobs by checking out these similar positions:

About Working in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is known as "The Big Easy." But it's not a simple task to figure out where this nickname came from. Some say it came from a gossip columnist who coined the term to compare the city's laidback vibe to New York's Big Apple bustle. Another story links the name to the city's love of music that makes it easy for musicians to get New Orleans jobs in the city's numerous performance venues. Yet another theory says it's because Prohibition never quite took hold in New Orleans, and it was easy to get alcohol when you were out on the town. Today, the relaxed lifestyle, music, and nightlife are a bonus when you're searching for jobs in New Orleans.

Pirates and ghosts are associated with the Big Easy. In 1813, Louisiana Governor William Claiborne offered easy money to anyone who could capture notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Lafitte thought of an easy way out and offered a $1,500 reward for the capture of Governor Claiborne. According to legend, ghosts do not rest easy in New Orleans. It's considered the most haunted city in the U.S., with endless stories about spirit sightings in graveyards, restaurants, and old mansions.

Despite the spooky legends, it's easy as pie to fall in love with New Orleans. If you're thinking of relocating to this easygoing city, be sure to look at other colorful cities nearby, including Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Kenner.

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How Much Do Drafting Jobs Pay in New Orleans, Louisiana?

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