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) 1,474
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.91 %

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

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

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Research engineering designs or applications
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes
Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
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
Collect engineering data
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Determine effects of pollution

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering data
Analyze engineering design problems
Interpret design or operational test results
Perform engineering research
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Evaluate product design
Analyze test or validation data
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze green technology design requirements
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze technical problems
Interpret aerial photographs

Thinking Creatively

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

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

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

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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
Security Clearance
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
Data Analysis
Business Process
Product Development

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