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Engineering

Summary
Engineers invent, design, analyze, build and test products, machines, complex systems, structures and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. They work alongside other departments to clarify project feasibility, demand, and profitability. They need an in-depth knowledge in their respective field of engineering. 

Typical Activities

  • Work with other departments to clarify project feasibility and project expenses.
  • Identify requirements and standards for necessary materials during development and engineering projects.
  • Oversee the adherence to all standard operating procedures and safety guidelines. 
  • They may serve as project managers that oversee and head the implementation or realization of their designs.
  • Throughout projects, they maintain accurate records of all activities and expenditures.

Synonyms or related job titles

Engineer, Technical Expert, Fellow, Technician

Discontinued: will be migrated to Engineering | Automotive Engineering

Summary

Automotive engineers are responsible for carrying out direct system-level testing, and they also may conduct design reviews. They work with other design teams to develop the correct design specifications required for specific production lines, and also carry out comprehensive cost estimates too.

Typical activities

  • Perform failure, variation and root cause analyses.
  • Provide reports and information to co-workers, team members and the relevant bodies.
  • Use and evaluate various information to come up with viable solutions to problems.
  • Work with computers and various pieces of software to achieve design goals.

Summary

Architectural engineers are directly involved in the planning and building of new structures and the modification of existing structures. They ensure the successful design through scale or technical drawings and blueprints. They may also coordinate the activities of active projects and work with other teams and clients to ensure the work is completed correctly.

Typical activities

  • Define processes for technical platforms and system specifications.
  • Identify and resolve system design weaknesses.
  • Provide multi-layered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.
  • Plan and design new structures.

Synonyms or related job titles

Architect

Summary

Automotive Engineers develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural parts, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. They are specialists for direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.

They work with other design teams to develop the correct design specifications required for specific production lines and carry out comprehensive cost estimates.

Typical Activities

  • Conduct or direct system-level automotive testing.
  • Conduct automotive design reviews.
  • Develop engineering specifications or cost estimates for automotive design concepts.
  • Perform failure, variation, and root cause analyses.
  • Provide reports and information to co-workers, team members and the relevant bodies.

Synonyms or related job titles

Application Engineer

Summary

Calculation / Simulation Engineers model, test and refine products or other items using simulations and computational experiments to improve a company’s portfolio or explore the feasibility of new ideas. 

They work with large amounts of data to simulate and measure performance of products.

Typical Activities

  • Responsible for System level simulation from initial concept phase through launch of systems.
  • Responsible for carrying out simulations and making proposals for system architecture, working closely with Systems Designers and Engineers.
  • Use simulation software to design and carry out computational experiments.
  • Report on current and potential investments in the engineering department based on simulations.
  • Measure metrics such as material resilience and structure stability.

Synonyms or related job titles

Simulation Engineer, Systems Simulation Engineer

Summary
Chemical engineers develop chemical products, design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. 

Typical Activities

  • Develop chemical products or design chemical production processes.
  • Conduct experiments of chemical analysis and synthesis with organic or inorganic substances.
  • Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.
  • Develop and/or follow regulatory and safety procedures to ensure safety and compliance whilst operating equipment and experimenting.
  • Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Identify ways to optimize performance of chemical processes.
  • Analyze data and results from experiments.
  • Work with other engineering teams to create new and improved chemical processes.

Synonyms or related job titles

Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Chemical Engineer, Chemical Analyst

Summary
Civil Engineers plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems

They are involved in and/or responsible for the realization of public and private infrastructure.

Typical Activities

  • Evaluate the feasibility of proposed infrastructure projects.
  • Plan, design, and manage the construction of assigned projects.
  • Create and/or interpret blueprints and other technical drawings.

Synonyms or related job titles

Civil Engineer, City Engineer, County Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer

Summary
Electrical Engineers research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems in a host of applications.

They study and apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to both large- and small-scale systems to process information and transmit energy.

Typical Activities

  • Use current techniques and research to design, test, and oversee the manufacture and setup of electrical components and equipment. 
  • Conduct and evaluate related research on an as-needed basis.
  • Create reports, documentation, and transform procedures for project evaluation, installation, and maintenance.
    Synonyms or related job titles

Electrical Engineer, Electric Power Generation engineer, Electromechanical Engineer

Summary
Electronics Engineers research, design, develop, test, or build hardware and electronics components that may be used in a wide array of industries and applications. 

They design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as computers, telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Typical Activities

  • Design, test, and manage the manufacture of electronic components and circuits.
  • Create cost and schedule estimates for all proposed projects.
  • Create and/or interpret technical drawings and schematics.
  • Prepare reports concerning projects, including outcomes and evaluations.

Synonyms or related job titles

Electronics Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Physical Design Engineer, System Integration Engineer

Summary
Mechanical Engineers perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. 

They develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection and implementation of manufacturing methods and machines.

Typical Activities

  • Involved in the design, production, and maintenance of various tools and machines.
  • Conduct tests/research on projects throughout the design and manufacturing process.
  • Provide necessary documentation to appropriate departments.

Synonyms or related job titles

Mechanical Engineer, Engine Designer, Mechanical Design Engineer

Specialized Engineering jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the specific subfamilies should be matched here, in "Other Engineering Disciplines".

Summary 
Prototype Engineers design and test prototypes of products, materials or even processes. 

They may accompany the development of new products from non-functional versions of a product to functional prototypes of an item.

Typical Activities

  • Create concepts or designs that can be used to develop a prototype-
  • Perform tests, analyze, and interpret data to find flaws of new designs and products. 
  • Prepare pre-production specimens of a product.

Synonyms or related job titles

Prototype Engineer, Product Engineer

Summary 
Sales engineers are involved in strengthening the overall understanding of automotive customer requirements (both suppliers and OEMs) and desires, in the effort to produce products and services that best reflect those needs.

They are involved in the sale of products that require extensive technical expertise and support for installation and use. They will talk directly with customers and other engineers to ensure the needs are being met.
Typical Activities

  • Establish and maintain personal relationships.
  • Provide technical solutions to client requirements.
  • Provide key information to the relevant bodies.
  • Deliver technical presentations to help sell products and services.

Synonyms or related job titles

Pre-Sales Engineer, Product Sales Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer, Solution Engineer, Solution Consultant

Summary
Structural engineers are directly involved in the design and construction of new buildings or organize the maintenance of existing ones. 

They must understand and calculate the stability, strength, rigidity, and earthquake-susceptibility of buildings and nonbuilding structures. They can also be involved in the design of machinery and products where structural integrity affects functioning and safety. 

Typical Activities

  • Prepare schematics and work drawings for construction and maintenance of structures.
  • Examine and approve engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of building codes and regulations.
  • Supervise the construction of projects by contractors on site

Synonyms or related job titles

Structural Engineer, Stress Analyst

Discountinued, will be migrated to dedicated job family "Technicians / Skilled Trade"

Summary
Technicians assist engineers and scientists by applying mechanical engineering principles to the most recent advances in applied theory. They specialize in a variety of crafts and can therefore be found in a wide array of industries and roles. Though their position is an executing one, they may use their professional knowledge at their discretion to solve problems.   

Typical Activities

  • Support engineers and scientists with equipment design, development, and maintenance.
  • Test and calibrate equipment to discover problems.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.

Synonyms or related job titles

Engineering Technician, Coremaker, Metal Casting Moulder, Brazier, Flame Cutter, Welder, Boilersmith, Coppersmith, Panel Beater, Tinsmith, Erector, Preparer, Riveter, Cable and Rope Splicer, Rigger, Die Maker, Gunsmith, Jig Maker, Locksmith, Patternmaker, Toolmaker, Metal Turner, Tool Grinder

Summary 
Testing and Measuring Engineers design, plan, construct and commission test facilities and test benches for automotive components and pre-series production. 

They support the maintenance and repair of test systems and test stands and are involved in ensuring that all products and prototypes produced by the business meet the required specifications. 

Typical Activities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current measuring standards in the industry.
  • Carry out tests and measurements to ensure local emission, safety, or other legal standards are met.
  • Devise new and improved tests to ensure the best possible results for the business.
    Synonyms or related job titles

Metrology Engineer

Summary 
Trial, Test and Verification Engineers prepare and test performance specifications for restraint systems, seating systems, interior and exterior systems, body structures, powertrain, suspension to achieve product specifications.

They derive test-specifications and carry out tests that ensure products meet the specifications and guidelines set by legal authorities and the business itself. 

Typical Activities

  • Develop specification catalogs for tests.
  • Design and conduct tests for products.
  • Provide documentation for product certification.

Synonyms or related job titles

Verification Engineer, Certification Engineer, Functional Safety Engineer