Aerospace Engineers:

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $84,460.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 305
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.50 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design mechanical or production-related tools, fixtures, or devices
Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design interior space to meet customer specifications
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design power sources or equipment
Design systems to reduce harmful emissions
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Research green technology designs or applications
Collect engineering data
Conduct wind tunnel experiments
Conduct field research
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Determine factors affecting production processes
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Test engineering project equipment
Test manufactured products
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Conduct preflight, in-flight, or post-flight checks of aircraft

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Aerospace Engineering
American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited
Software Development
Industrial Engineering
Aerospace Industry Knowledge
Finite Element Analysis
Product Development
Data Analysis

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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