Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.
Also Known As
Automation Engineer, Automation Specialist, Controls Engineer, Design Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Project Engineer
- Design industrial processing systems.
- Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
- Maintain operational records or records systems.
- Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
- Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
- Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
- Implement design or process improvements.
- Create physical models or prototypes.
- Estimate operational costs.
- Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment.
- Document design or operational test results.
- Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
- Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
- Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
- Develop technical methods or processes.
- Select project materials.
- Develop software or computer applications.
- Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
- Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
- Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
- Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
- Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
- Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
- Speaking – Talking to others.
- Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
- Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers.
- Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
- Mathematics – Using math to solve problems.
- Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
- Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
- Education: Bachelor's degree
- Experience: None
- Training: No On The Job
- Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
- English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
- Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
- Written Expression – Communicating by writing.
- Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
- Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
- Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
- Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
- Fluency of Ideas – Coming up with lots of ideas.
- Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
- Mathematical Reasoning – Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.
- Originality – Creating new and original ideas.
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