Mechanical Engineers

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Reading Comprehension: 4.88
  • Mathematics: 4.88
  • Complex Problem Solving: 4.75
  • Science: 4.62
  • Operations Analysis: 4.62
  • Active Learning: 4.38
  • Monitoring: 4.25
  • Critical Thinking: 4.25
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 4.12
  • Writing: 4
  • Quality Control Analysis: 4
  • Active Listening: 4
  • Speaking: 3.88
  • Systems Evaluation: 3.88
  • Systems Analysis: 3.88
  • Technology Design: 3.75
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.75
  • Troubleshooting: 3.62
  • Time Management: 3.62
  • Instructing: 3.62
  • Persuasion: 3.5
  • Coordination: 3.5
  • Learning Strategies: 3.5
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.12
  • Negotiation: 3
  • Service Orientation: 2.88
  • Social Perceptiveness: 2.88
  • Management of Material Resources: 2.88
  • Management of Financial Resources: 2.75
  • Equipment Selection: 2.62
  • Installation: 2.62
  • Operation and Control: 2.38
  • Programming: 2.38
  • Repairing: 1.75
  • Equipment Maintenance: 1.62
CORE TASKS
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems or needs.
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, or repair to ensure that machines or equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
  • Design test control apparatus or equipment or develop procedures for testing products.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
  • Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.
  • Develop or test models of alternate designs or processing methods to assess feasibility, sustainability, operating condition effects, potential new applications, or necessity of modification.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design, performance specifications, or environmental regulations.
  • Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products, using drafting tools or computer-assisted drafting equipment or software.
  • Estimate costs or submit bids for engineering, construction, or extraction projects.

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