Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians:

Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 231
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.20 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test engineering project equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Conduct performance testing
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test mechanical products or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Compute product or materials test results
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Test products for functionality or quality
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform quality assurance testing
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Test manufactured products
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Research engineering designs or applications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Collect engineering data
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Conduct wind tunnel experiments
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Conduct field research

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Install production equipment or systems
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Fabricate devices or components
Assemble equipment or components
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install security equipment or systems
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Connect electrical components or equipment
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Fabricate electrical parts or fixtures
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Install environmental sensors
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble precision electronics or optical equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering data
Analyze engineering design problems
Interpret design or operational test results
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Perform engineering research
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Evaluate product design
Analyze test or validation data
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze technical problems
Analyze green technology design requirements

Thinking Creatively

Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design electrical equipment or systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Design control systems
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design power sources or equipment
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop operational methods or processes
Create physical models or prototypes
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design manufacturing processes or methods

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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.

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Customer Service
Power Plant Operations
Wiring Repair
Technical Orders

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