Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.

Also includes

Non-Destructive Testing Specialists , Photonics Technicians

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $63,980.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 763
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 1.84 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design energy-efficient equipment or systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design electrical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop operational methods or processes
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design industrial processing systems
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Write computer programs or code
Create physical models or prototypes
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Design alternative energy systems
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Write business project or bid proposals

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test engineering project equipment
Test products for functionality or quality
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze green technology design requirements
Evaluate product design
Interpret design or operational test results
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform engineering research
Analyze test or validation data
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret aerial photographs
Perform environmental assessment
Perform cost benefit analysis
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures

Handling and Moving Objects

Install production equipment or systems
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install security equipment or systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble precision electronics or optical equipment
Fabricate devices or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Package materials for transport
Connect electrical components or equipment
Maintain inventories of materials, products, or goods

Getting Information

Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Survey land or properties
Collect engineering data
Conduct plant location surveys
Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate construction project costs
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Determine voltage, amperage, or resistance
Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects
Perform engineering related measurements
Judge distances between two points

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Engineer systems, machinery, or equipment underwater
Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement design or process improvements
Implement pollution control techniques
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Determine project methods and procedures
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Solve engineering problems
Determine causes of mechanical or production problems
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment

Maintain electronic equipment
Modify electrical or electronic equipment
Maintain test equipment
Calibrate electronic equipment or instruments to specification
Troubleshoot electrical or electronic equipment problems
Troubleshoot mechanical equipment problems
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment
Troubleshoot manufacturing or facility equipment problems
Replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
Repair electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate industrial production equipment
Operate precision test equipment
Operate variety of machine tools
Operate industrial testing equipment
Implement robotics systems
Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes
Operate pneumatic test equipment
Operate power or hand tools in engineering environments
Operate laboratory equipment
Energize/de-energize electrical equipment

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