Profession test engineer

Test engineers plan and perform detailed quality tests during various phases of the design process to make sure that the systems are properly installed and function correctly. They analyse the data collected during tests and produce reports. They are also responsible for the safety of the test operations.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Production processes

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

  • 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.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • Test procedures

    The methods for producing results in science or engineering, such as physical tests, chemical tests, or statistical tests.

  • Engineering processes

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

Skills

  • Test hardware

    Test computer hardware systems and components using appropriate equipment and testing methods, such as the system test (ST), the ongoing reliability test (ORT), and the in-circuit test (ICT). Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Analyse scientific data

    Collect and analyse scientific data resulting from research. Interpret these data according to certain standards and viewpoints in order to comment on it.

  • Analyse test data

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

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow nuclear plant safety precautions test performance of power plants test microelectromechanical systems write routine reports in-circuit test test optoelectronics test instrumentation equipment instrumentation equipment electrical engineering develop ict test suite instrumentation engineering nuclear energy test electrical equipment conduct routine machinery checks monitor nuclear power plant systems test materials test electronic units