Profession military engineer

Military engineers perform technical and scientific functions in the military, such as the development of concepts for military technical equipment, support of the manufacturing of military equipment, and technical research, maintenance, and quality assurance.

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Military weaponry

    The types of arms used by different military organisations, such as army, navy or air force and in different nations worldwide; the weapons' aspects, damage potential and ways to defend against them.

  • Mechanical tools

    Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Engineering processes

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

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Oversee quality control

    Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.

  • Monitor technology trends

    Survey and investigate recent trends and developments in technology. Observe and anticipate their evolution, according to current or future market and business conditions.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Advise superiors on military operations

    Advise on the strategic decisions made by superiors on deployment, mission tactics, resource allocation or other military operation specifics, to help superiors reach a better decision and to provide them with any relevant information for a military operation or functioning of the military organisations in general.

  • Design engineering components

    Design engineering parts, assemblies, products, or systems.

  • Examine engineering principles

    Analyse the principles that need to be considered for engineering designs and projects such as functionality, replicability, costs and other principles.

  • Supervise the maintenance of military equipment

    Plan and supervise the routine maintenance and repair work of military equipment and weaponry to ensure proper working order.

  • Define technology strategy

    Create an overall plan of objectives, practices, principles and tactics related to the use of technologies within an organisation and describe the means to reach the objectives.

  • Monitor military equipment use

    Monitor the use by military staff of specific military equipment to ensure that no unauthorised personnel gains access to specific types of equipment, that everyone handles the equipment according to regulations, and that it is only used in appropriate circumstances.

Optional knowledge and skills

electrical engineering military logistics calibrate electronic instruments perform test run determine production feasibility design prototypes concepts of telecommunications use mathematical tools and equipment perform minor repairs to equipment perform maintenance on installed equipment report test findings ensure health, safety and security measures write situation reports perform physical stress tests on models test electronic units military combat techniques maintain electronic equipment electronic and telecommunication equipment maintain electrical equipment electronics principles provide technical documentation military code mechanical engineering