Profession application engineer

Application engineers deal with the technical requirements, management, and design for the development of various engineering applications, such as systems, new product designs, or the improvements of processes. They are responsible for the implementation of a design or process improvement, they offer technical support for products, answer questions about the technical functionality and assist the sales team.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic


  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.


  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Interpret technical requirements

    Analyse, understand and apply the information provided regarding technical conditions.

  • Manage engineering project

    Manage engineering project resources, budget, deadlines, and human resources, and plan schedules as well as any technical activities pertinent to the project.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain test equipment speech recognition adapt to changes in technological development plans use logic programming laboratory techniques migrate existing data green logistics jenkins estimate duration of work task algorithmisation draft design specifications conduct performance tests ict debugging tools coffeescript communicate regulations swift cad software electromechanics visual basic manage contracts draw design sketches manage contract disputes write specifications python cost management algorithms materials science java javascript issue sales invoices assess supplier risks ensure equipment availability analyse software specifications natural language processing use computer-aided translation assess financial viability probability theory computer science lisp mathematics design principles precision mechanics vbscript advise on safety improvements world wide web consortium standards electrical engineering carry out tendering use non-destructive testing equipment update language skills product data management sap r3 cae software xcode determine suitability of materials microsoft visual c++ perform project management provide technical documentation construction industry use concurrent programming develop automated migration methods abap use functional programming translate language concepts execute analytical mathematical calculations manage warehouse operations analyse logistic changes c++ transportation engineering advise on equipment maintenance analyse supply chain trends warehouse operations ensure compliance with legal requirements inspect industrial equipment vagrant liaise with engineers tools for software configuration management groovy use object-oriented programming process customer orders labour legislation consult with technical staff adapt to new design materials label samples apl manage logistics manufacturing processes mechatronics logistics manage sub-contract labour design prototypes identify customer requirements analyse production processes for improvement contract law typescript write manuals design user interface apply statistical analysis techniques collaborate with designers utilise machine learning robotics computational linguistics objective-c staf develop licensing agreements keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes machine translation scratch create manufacturing guidelines computer programming terminology pascal manage product testing internet of things read engineering drawings sas language execute feasibility study computer engineering c# meet deadlines prepare production prototypes quality standards handle customer complaints maintain equipment semantics analyse stress resistance of products transcreation ensure compliance with purchasing and contracting regulations common lisp analyse supply chain strategies conduct experiments on animals manage localisation product package requirements ruby debug software apply health and safety standards r environmental engineering perl supervise work on design planning perform test run provide advice to technicians run laboratory simulations haskell control production conduct search engine optimisation implement efficiency plans for logistics operations industrial engineering smalltalk modern languages install machinery use cad software carry out inventory planning gather experimental data apache maven precision engineering linguistics manage warehouse organisation create technical plans design electromechanical systems build business relationships archive documentation related to the work software anomalies php ict security legislation principles of artificial intelligence train staff about product features matlab use dictionaries ansible grammar utilise computer-aided software engineering tools use testing equipment use software libraries conduct ict code review troubleshoot kdevelop apply grammar and spelling rules production processes assembly use automatic programming analyse stress resistance of materials ajax erlang follow translation quality standards assist scientific research apply safety procedures in laboratory identify suppliers maintain logistics databases identify customer's needs integrate system components manage ict semantic integration compare contractors' bids use translation memory software information structure record test data use methods of logistical data analysis prolog collect customer feedback on applications salt maintain contract administration scala eclipse integrated development environment software build a product's physical model create a product's virtual model develop test procedures information architecture meet contract specifications electronics present detailed design proposals develop code exploits perform contract compliance audits train employees evaluate translation technologies manage tender processes supply chain management perform laboratory tests cobol tax legislation administer multi-modal logistics create flowchart diagram adjust engineering designs consult with design team manage distribution channels cognitive psychology conduct quality control analysis manage budgets physics mechanical engineering scientific research methodology object-oriented modelling puppet analyse test data apply advanced manufacturing openedge advanced business language develop software prototype develop creative ideas circuit diagrams conduct research on trends in design develop translation memory software ensure cross-department cooperation robotic components speak different languages define quality standards ml use software design patterns collect samples for analysis

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