Petroleum Engineers:

Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 143
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design mechanical or production-related tools, fixtures, or devices
Design environmental control systems
Design control systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design mining or petroleum extraction system equipment
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop complex computer databases
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Coordinate development of refining processes
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Write business project or bid proposals
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design construction projects
Design waste recovery methods
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering data
Interpret design or operational test results
Analyze chemical or biological data
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform engineering research
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
Perform cost benefit analysis

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Direct installation activities
Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities
Direct energy production or management activities
Direct geological surveys
Supervise engineering personnel
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Delegate authority for engineering activities

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Plan oil or ore extraction
Plan construction of structures or facilities
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Direct design or development activities
Plan production processes
Prepare detailed work plans
Plan scientific, research, or investigative studies
Plan testing of engineering methods
Develop plans for engineering programs, projects, or services

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research engineering designs or applications
Review engineering codes and specifications
Conduct field research
Collect engineering data
Survey land or properties
Conduct geological surveys
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

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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
Customer Service
Economic Analysis
Security Clearance

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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