Profession product development engineering technician

Product development engineering technicians improve efficiency of product development, set up equipment and develop and test solutions to solve technical problems. They work closely with engineers and technologists, inspect products, conduct tests and collect data.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • CAD software

    The computer-aided design (CAD) software for creating, modifying, analysing or optimising a design.

  • Material mechanics

    The behaviour of solid objects when subjected to stresses and strains, and the methods to calculate these stresses and strains.

  • Engineering processes

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

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • 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

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Use CAD software

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Collaborate with engineers

    Work closely and communicate with engineers on designs or new products.

  • Develop product design

    Convert market requirements into product design and development.

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • Provide advice to technicians

    Offer help and advice to service technicians in case of machine malfunctions and other repair tasks.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan manufacturing processes read standard blueprints record test data collaborate with designers assess operating cost ensure equipment availability analyse stress resistance of materials use testing equipment analyse stress resistance of products manufacturing processes analyse production processes for improvement write inspection reports production processes write stress analysis reports perform test run use computer-aided engineering systems blueprints