Materials for December 19, 2007

Data on Engineering and Related Occupations

Programs and Occupations

Instructional Programs Included

14.0101 Engineering, General Both 65
14.0701 Chemical Engineering MSU 54
14.0801 Civil Engineering, General MSU 111
14.0901 Computer Engineering, General MSU 51
14.1001 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering MSU 127
14.1901 Mechanical Engineering MSU 207
15.0201 Civil Engineering Technology/Technician LCC 4
15.0303 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician LCC 7
15.0699 Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other LCC 1
15.0805 Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician LCC 0
15.1202 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology LCC 6

Occupations Included

11-9041 Engineering Managers
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
17-2041 Chemical Engineers
17-2051 Civil Engineers
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
17-3022 Civil engineering technicians
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians
17-3027 Mechanical engineering technicians

Occupational Breakdown


Location Quotient Breakdown

SOC Code Description 2007 Jobs 2007 LQ 2012 LQ
17-2141 Mechanical engineers 62,173 1.54 1.55
17-3027 Mechanical engineering technicians 12,920 1.49 1.50
11-9041 Engineering managers 34,327 1.02 1.03
17-2071 Electrical engineers 26,769 0.96 0.95
17-2041 Chemical engineers 5,200 0.94 0.96
15-1031 Computer software engineers, applications 83,004 0.85 0.85
17-3023 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 24,236 0.80 0.79
17-3022 Civil engineering technicians 12,749 0.80 0.78
17-2072 Electronics engineers, except computer 19,238 0.76 0.75
17-2051 Civil engineers 38,634 0.75 0.74
15-1032 Computer software engineers, systems software 49,971 0.71 0.70

Where do graduates work?

SOC Industry 2007 Employment
5413 Architectural and engineering services 61,347
5415 Computer systems design and related services 48,752
3345 Electronic instrument manufacturing 16,489
5511 Management of companies and enterprises 14,024
9200 State government 13,288
5417 Scientific research and development services 13,130
9300 Local government 11,319
3363 Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 9,758
5416 Management and technical consulting services 8,404
5112 Software publishers 8,226
3344 Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 7,668
9110 Federal government, civilian, except postal service 7,660
3339 Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 7,153
5171 Wired telecommunications carriers 6,080
3341 Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 5,645
2211 Power generation and supply 5,612
5613 Employment services 5,087
3361 Motor vehicle manufacturing 4,600
4234 Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 4,568
5182 Data processing and related services 4,372
3335 Metalworking machinery manufacturing 4,106
5241 Insurance carriers 4,097
3342 Communications equipment manufacturing 4,011
3353 Electrical equipment manufacturing 3,996
3332 Industrial machinery manufacturing 3,709  

Information about Those Industries

NAICS Code Description 2002 Jobs 2007 Jobs 2012 Jobs 02-07 Change 02-07 % Change 07-12 Change 07-12 % Change 2007 LQ EPW
5413 Architectural and engineering services 260,833 270,006 277,269 9,173 4% 7,263 3% 0.88 $66,972
5415 Computer systems design and related services 234,858 268,269 303,640 33,411 14% 35,371 13% 0.86 $76,472
3345 Electronic instrument manufacturing 81,983 79,681 82,125 -2,302 -3% 2,444 3% 1.04 $83,816
5511 Management of companies and enterprises 383,025 413,093 432,533 30,068 8% 19,440 5% 1.26 $102,867
9200 State government 811,352 807,502 837,867 -3,850 0% 30,365 4% 0.89 $55,004
5417 Scientific research and development services 91,600 93,454 98,156 1,854 2% 4,702 5% 0.83 $86,800
9300 Local government 2,418,188 2,436,874 2,528,616 18,686 1% 91,742 4% 0.99 $49,737
3363 Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 424,331 361,715 389,387 -62,616 -15% 27,672 8% 3.14 $83,475
5416 Management and technical consulting services 228,712 287,289 330,858 58,577 26% 43,569 15% 0.85 $70,776
5112 Software publishers 27,510 33,455 46,168 5,945 22% 12,713 38% 0.63 $96,314
3344 Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 58,129 48,801 42,344 -9,328 -16% -6,457 -13% 0.63 $57,483
9110 Federal government, civilian, except postal service 164,485 178,380 180,322 13,895 8% 1,942 1% 0.51 $95,765
3339 Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 104,866 96,969 84,853 -7,897 -8% -12,116 -12% 2.03 $70,132
5171 Wired telecommunications carriers 103,016 75,344 60,113 -27,672 -27% -15,231 -20% 0.83 $72,168
3341 Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 27,609 22,215 17,485 -5,394 -20% -4,730 -21% 0.66 $91,726
2211 Power generation and supply 90,787 85,024 79,612 -5,763 -6% -5,412 -6% 1.15 $111,208
5613 Employment services 617,629 744,434 915,317 126,805 21% 170,883 23% 1.11 $23,889
3361 Motor vehicle manufacturing 145,980 114,940 116,609 -31,040 -21% 1,669 1% 2.70 $112,418
4234 Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 121,096 120,791 129,081 -305 0% 8,290 7% 1.02 $76,897
5182 Data processing and related services 51,610 46,425 53,863 -5,185 -10% 7,438 16% 0.79 $69,361
3335 Metalworking machinery manufacturing 116,740 102,244 89,984 -14,496 -12% -12,260 -12% 2.95 $66,393
5241 Insurance carriers 281,820 272,119 280,085 -9,701 -3% 7,966 3% 1.24 $65,201
3342 Communications equipment manufacturing 29,938 20,679 16,861 -9,259 -31% -3,818 -18% 0.84 $86,065
3353 Electrical equipment manufacturing 56,222 46,108 36,417 -10,114 -18% -9,691 -21% 1.76 $79,900
3332 Industrial machinery manufacturing 37,887 38,343 35,475 456 1% -2,868 -7% 1.77 $68,352

Tasks by Occupation

11-9041.00 - Engineering Managers

56 Core Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management.
60 Core Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
61 Core Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
61 Core Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to clients.
61 Core Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.
63 Core Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm.
66 Core Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of research contracts.
66 Core Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
67 Core Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
68 Core Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
75 Core Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
77 Core Confer with management, production, and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.
77 Core Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
58 Supplemental Confer with and report to officials and the public to provide information and solicit support for projects.
63 Supplemental Plan, direct, and coordinate survey work with other staff activities, certifying survey work, and writing land legal descriptions.
65 Supplemental Direct the engineering of water control, treatment, and distribution projects.
71 Supplemental Administer highway planning, construction, and maintenance.

15-1031.00 - Computer Software Engineers, Applications

51 Core Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
52 Core Train users to use new or modified equipment.
55 Core Determine system performance standards.
56 Core Obtain and evaluate information on factors such as reporting formats required, costs, and security needs to determine hardware configuration.
57 Core Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.
58 Core Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan computer specifications and layouts, and peripheral equipment modifications.
59 Core Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.
59 Core Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
59 Core Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.
60 Core Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance.
71 Core Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
76 Core Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
76 Core Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
25 Supplemental Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.
34 Supplemental Specify power supply requirements and configuration.

15-1032.00 - Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

56 Core Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
58 Core Prepare reports and correspondence concerning project specifications, activities and status.
60 Core Confer with data processing and project managers to obtain information on limitations and capabilities for data processing projects.
61 Core Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
65 Core Monitor functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
67 Core Coordinate installation of software system.
69 Core Advise customer about, or perform, maintenance of software system.
69 Core Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals and technical issues such as software system design and maintenance.
75 Core Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures.
75 Core Direct software programming and development of documentation.
76 Core Analyze information to determine, recommend and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
77 Core Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements and resolve customer problems.
80 Core Design and develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
80 Core Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
42 Supplemental Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
46 Supplemental Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.
54 Supplemental Utilize microcontrollers to develop control signals, implement control algorithms and measure process variables such as temperatures, pressures and positions.
61 Supplemental Train users to use new or modified equipment.
75 Supplemental Supervise and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.

17-2041.00 - Chemical Engineers

56 Core Prepare estimate of production costs and production progress reports for management.
59 Core Determine most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.
66 Core Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions.
67 Core Perform tests throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables, including temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
49 Supplemental Design and plan layout of equipment.
52 Supplemental Design measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.
55 Supplemental Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
60 Supplemental Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes.
62 Supplemental Perform laboratory studies of steps in manufacture of new product and test proposed process in small scale operation such as a pilot plant.
63 Supplemental Direct activities of workers who operate or who are engaged in constructing and improving absorption, evaporation, or electromagnetic equipment.

17-2051.00 - Civil Engineers

56 Core Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel.
59 Core Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
60 Core Prepare or present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or property and right-of-way descriptions.
64 Core Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
64 Core Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
66 Core Direct construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site.
73 Core Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications.
73 Core Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
83 Core Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.
84 Core Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
48 Supplemental Conduct studies of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess the potential impact of projects.

17-2061.00 - Computer Hardware Engineers

52 Core Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
56 Core Assemble and modify existing pieces of equipment to meet special needs.
59 Core Provide training and support to system designers and users.
59 Core Specify power supply requirements and configuration, drawing on system performance expectations and design specifications.
66 Core Write detailed functional specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction.
67 Core Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements.
67 Core Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
70 Core Confer with engineering staff and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
70 Core Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.
71 Core Analyze user needs and recommend appropriate hardware.
72 Core Build, test and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed using computer simulation.
73 Core Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.
75 Core Monitor functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.
76 Core Test and verify hardware and support peripherals to ensure that they meet specifications and requirements, analyzing and recording test data.
77 Core Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.
78 Core Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
40 Supplemental Recommend purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.
60 Supplemental Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.

17-2071.00 - Electrical Engineers

51 Core Investigate and test vendors' and competitors' products.
54 Core Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
54 Core Supervise and train project team members as necessary.
55 Core Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
57 Core Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
58 Core Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications.
67 Core Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
71 Core Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.
71 Core Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
72 Core Confer with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products.
33 Supplemental Conduct field surveys and study maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data to identify and correct power system problems.
37 Supplemental Collect data relating to commercial and residential development, population, and power system interconnection to determine operating efficiency of electrical systems.
43 Supplemental Compile data and write reports regarding existing and potential engineering studies and projects.
50 Supplemental Develop budgets, estimating labor, material, and construction costs.
54 Supplemental Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs.
54 Supplemental Plan layout of electric power generating plants and distribution lines and stations.
55 Supplemental Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem, and recommend remedial measures.
59 Supplemental Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
68 Supplemental Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and within budget.

17-2072.00 - Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

51 Core Plan and implement research, methodology, and procedures to apply principles of electronic theory to engineering projects.
51 Core Prepare engineering sketches and specifications for construction, relocation, and installation of equipment, facilities, products, and systems.
52 Core Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, and systems, to improve technical performance.
56 Core Develop and perform operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems.
57 Core Direct and coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, and modification of electronic equipment, products, and systems.
60 Core Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
60 Core Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, and systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, and applicable codes and regulations.
60 Core Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions and specifications of proprietary hardware and software, product development and introduction schedules, product costs, and information about product performance weaknesses.
61 Core Determine material and equipment needs and order supplies.
64 Core Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
64 Core Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering problems.
65 Core Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
66 Core Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
68 Core Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.
71 Core Design electronic components, software, products or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
55 Supplemental Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, and working groups to present, explain, and defend findings and recommendations, negotiate compromises and agreements and exchange information.
56 Supplemental Review or prepare budget and cost estimates for equipment, construction, and installation projects, and control expenditures.
61 Supplemental Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, and plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance and testing.
65 Supplemental Prepare, review, and maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation and operational reports and charts.

17-2141.00 - Mechanical Engineers

53 Core Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
56 Core Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
57 Core Conduct research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
57 Core Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
58 Core Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems and needs.
59 Core Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
60 Core Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.
64 Core Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
67 Core Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
70 Core Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
71 Core Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
75 Core Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.
40 Supplemental Design test control apparatus and equipment and develop procedures for testing products.
46 Supplemental Apply engineering principles and practices to emerging fields such as robotics, waste management, and biomedical engineering.
50 Supplemental Write performance requirements for product development or engineering projects.
53 Supplemental Study industrial processes to determine where and how application of equipment can be made.
57 Supplemental Establish and coordinate the maintenance and safety procedures, service schedule, and supply of materials required to maintain machines and equipment in the prescribed condition.
58 Supplemental Solicit new business and provide technical customer service.
59 Supplemental Perform personnel functions such as supervision of production workers, technicians, technologists and other engineers, or design of evaluation programs.
63 Supplemental Estimate costs and submit bids for engineering, construction, or extraction projects, and prepare contract documents.
74 Supplemental Develop, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, and operation of product designs.

17-3022.00 - Civil Engineering Technicians

63 Core Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.
64 Core Inspect project site and evaluate contractor work to detect design malfunctions and ensure conformance to design specifications and applicable codes.
68 Core Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
69 Core Prepare reports and document project activities and data.
70 Core Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
73 Core Analyze proposed site factors and design maps, graphs, tracings, and diagrams to illustrate findings.
78 Core Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
79 Core Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
51 Supplemental Evaluate facility to determine suitability for occupancy and square footage availability.
55 Supplemental Respond to public suggestions and complaints.
67 Supplemental Conduct materials test and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge.
67 Supplemental Report maintenance problems occurring at project site to supervisor and negotiate changes to resolve system conflicts.
78 Supplemental Develop plans and estimate costs for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures.

17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians

58 Core Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools or software by reading or attending conferences, workshops or other training.
63 Core Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
66 Core Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
67 Core Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.
67 Core Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
67 Core Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
75 Core Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
76 Core Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems.
76 Core Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
41 Supplemental Write computer or microprocessor software programs.
53 Supplemental Research equipment and component needs, sources, competitive prices, delivery times and ongoing operational costs.
56 Supplemental Fabricate parts, such as coils, terminal boards, and chassis, using bench lathes, drills, or other machine tools.
57 Supplemental Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans.
57 Supplemental Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.
58 Supplemental Design basic circuitry and draft sketches for clarification of details and design documentation under engineers' direction, using drafting instruments and computer aided design (CAD) equipment.
58 Supplemental Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems and to provide information on product use.
59 Supplemental Write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications to assist engineers.
62 Supplemental Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancement.

17-3023.03 - Electrical Engineering Technicians

55 Core Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.
59 Core Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
62 Core Collaborate with electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems.
65 Core Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
66 Core Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, and systems to correct functional deviations.
67 Core Install and maintain electrical control systems and solid state equipment.
68 Core Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
68 Core Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
48 Supplemental Visit construction sites to observe conditions impacting design and to identify solutions to technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment that arise during construction.
55 Supplemental Plan method and sequence of operations for developing and testing experimental electronic and electrical equipment.
58 Supplemental Perform supervisory duties such as recommending work assignments, approving leaves and completing performance evaluations.
58 Supplemental Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions or amendments to outdated material.
59 Supplemental Plan, schedule and monitor work of support personnel to assist supervisor.
61 Supplemental Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations.
61 Supplemental Prepare contracts and initiate, review and coordinate modifications to contract specifications and plans throughout the construction process.
62 Supplemental Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
64 Supplemental Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings and design comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria, and recommend approval or disapproval.
64 Supplemental Prepare project cost and work-time estimates.
68 Supplemental Write commissioning procedures for electrical installations.

17-3027.00 - Mechanical Engineering Technicians

64 Core Set up and conduct tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate proposals for improving equipment performance.
66 Core Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly, and drafting techniques and procedures with staff and coordinate corrections.
69 Core Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified mechanical components for products such as industrial machinery or equipment, and measuring instruments.
70 Core Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify and plan requirements fabrication, assembly and testing.
71 Core Draft detail drawing or sketch for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet or wood shops.
71 Core Prepare parts sketches and write work orders and purchase requests to be furnished by outside contractors.
71 Core Review project instructions and blueprints to ascertain test specifications, procedures, and objectives, and test nature of technical problems such as redesign.
48 Supplemental Test equipment, using test devices attached to generator, voltage regulator, or other electrical parts, such as generators or spark plugs.
55 Supplemental Operate drill press, grinders, engine lathe, or other machines to modify parts tested or to fabricate experimental parts for testing.
58 Supplemental Set up prototype and test apparatus and operate test controlling equipment to observe and record prototype test results.
59 Supplemental Estimate cost factors including labor and material for purchased and fabricated parts and costs for assembly, testing, or installing.
60 Supplemental Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance.
63 Supplemental Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test methods.
64 Supplemental Calculate required capacities for equipment of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submit data to engineering personnel for approval.
65 Supplemental Confer with technicians and submit reports of test results to engineering department and recommend design or material changes.
67 Supplemental Evaluate tool drawing designs by measuring drawing dimensions and comparing with original specifications for form and function using engineering skills.
71 Supplemental Analyze test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications.
80 Supplemental Inspect lines and figures for clarity and return erroneous drawings to designer for correction.