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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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 17-3027.01
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Automotive Engineering Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Automotive Engineering Technicians
- Test Engineer
- Research Technician
- Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician)
- Engineering Team Supervisor
- Emissions Engineer
- Durability Technician
- Automotive Engineering Technician
- Auto Design Checker
Tasks for “Emissions Engineer”
- Order new test equipment, supplies, or replacement parts.
- Improve fuel efficiency by testing vehicles or components that use lighter materials, such as aluminum, magnesium alloy, or plastic.
- Test performance of vehicles that use alternative fuels, such as alcohol blends, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, biodiesel, nano diesel, or alternative power methods, such as solar energy or hydrogen fuel cells.
- Fabricate new or modify existing prototype components or fixtures.
- Recommend tests or testing conditions in accordance with designs, customer requirements, or industry standards to ensure test validity.
- Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, work specifications, drawings, or charts.
- Set up mechanical, hydraulic, or electric test equipment in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, or test procedures.
- Inspect or test parts to determine nature or cause of defects or malfunctions.
- Build instrumentation or laboratory test equipment for special purposes.
- Analyze performance of vehicles or components that have been redesigned to increase fuel efficiency, such as camless or dual-clutch engines or alternative types of air-conditioning systems.
- Recommend product or component design improvements, based on test data or observations.
- Analyze test data for automotive systems, subsystems, or component parts.
- Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance or making minor repairs or adjustments as needed.
- Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents, or other tools.
- Install equipment, such as instrumentation, test equipment, engines, or aftermarket products, to ensure proper interfaces.
- Participate in research or testing of computerized automotive applications, such as telemetrics, intelligent transportation systems, artificial intelligence, or automatic control.
- Monitor computer-controlled test equipment, according to written or verbal instructions.
- Perform or execute manual or automated tests of automotive system or component performance, efficiency, or durability.
Related Technology & Tools
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- Timing lights
- Compression testers
- Computerized numerical control CNC turning centers
- Crack detection equipment
- Frequency counters
- Vibration testers
- Function generators
- Engine lathes
- Metal inert gas MIG welders
- Flow benches
- High-vacuum tensile testing chambers
- Plasma cutters
- Pin gauges
- Computer numerical controlled CNC milling machines
- Force gauges
- Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
- Chassis dynamometers
- Exhaust gas analyzers
- Ignition oscilloscopes
- Leakage testers
- Environmental chambers
- Data acquisition software
- PTC Creo Parametric
- IBM Notes
- National Instruments LabVIEW
- Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
- Microsoft Excel
- Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Road simulators
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Autodesk Inventor