Profession equipment engineer

Equipment engineers design and maintain the machinery and equipment in manufacturing facilities. They design machinery that adjusts to the manufacturing requirements and processes. Moreover, they envision the maintenance of the machines and equipment for uninterrupted functioning.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Technical drawings

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

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Engineering processes

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

Skills

  • Execute feasibility study

    Perform the evaluation and assessment of the potential of a project, plan, proposition or new idea. Realise a standardised study which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making.

  • 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.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Interpret technical requirements

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

  • 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.

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Assess financial viability

    Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

Optional knowledge and skills

electronics design prototypes product data management electrical engineering analyse test data use cad software ensure equipment availability record test data estimate duration of work mechanical engineering inspect industrial equipment analyse production processes for improvement design principles robotic components manage product testing computer engineering apply advanced manufacturing control production maintain equipment robotics use testing equipment