This is a great thread. I love how everyone does such diverse things.
Originally Posted by SophieC
I am an electrical & instrumentation designer/drafter for the largest privately owned engineering firm in Louisiana. While the firm has an architecture department and a land surverying department, the largest department is engineering. We do oil & gas work.....production platforms offshore in the Gulf of Mexico as well as plants and refineries onshore. Basically, I do a lot of drawing of panels and wiring diagrams in AutoCAD.
Well at least to the AutoCAD thing.
I work in the design/engineering department for a small furniture manufacturer. My main job is to produce drawings (yay AutoCAD!) of every single component for a new piece of furniture so it can go through the plant and get produced. The bad side to that is I often have people come in and yell at me if my drawings are 0.5mm or 1mm out....
I also maintain a database of every material used for each unit so our Purchaser can supply enough material.
I am also "random job girl" which means I do everything from supervising photo shoots (fun!) to organizing and propping our showroom (also fun) to data entry, cleaning and filing (not so fun). The great thing about my job is the variety and experience it gives me, especially as this is my first job since graduating from University. I don't like that my job is very technical and involves a lot of machine knowledge (which I don't have and don't enjoy learning) and I don't like that at this point I feel I've advanced as far as I can in mycurrent position.