Computer Hardware Engineers:

Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $83,350.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 434
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.80 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop web content
Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Write computer programs or code
Design data processing systems
Design data security systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design power sources or equipment
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create physical models or prototypes
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Write business project or bid proposals

Getting Information

Read detailed electronic design specifications
Interpret information technology information from diagrams or schematics
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Review engineering data or reports
Perform information technology related research
Collect information technology related data
Determine factors affecting production processes
Obtain approval for project plans

Interacting With Computers

Solve software problems
Solve computer hardware problems
Maintain complex computer databases
Debug computer programs, software, or systems
Troubleshoot computer database problems
Configure computer networks
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Install software applications
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Plan computer security measures

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate information technology related project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage project teams
Manage quality control activities
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Coordinate manufacturing of electrical or electronic equipment
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Delegate authority for engineering activities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test engineering project equipment
Conduct computer diagnostics
Test data communications systems
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards

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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
Systems Engineering
Software Development
Machine Learning
Software Engineering

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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