Automotive Engineering Technicians


Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.
Also called: Emissions Engineer, Engineering Team Supervisor, Research Technician, Test Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Autodesk Inventor
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Data acquisition software
  • Road simulators
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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