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

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CAD software

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

Skills

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • 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.

  • Use CAD software

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

  • Analyse test data

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

  • Collaborate with engineers

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

  • Develop product design

    Translate market requirements into product design and development.

Optional knowledge and skills

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