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 processes

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

  • 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 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Examine engineering principles

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

  • Design engineering components

    Design engineering parts, assemblies, products, or systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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