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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”
- Inspect or test parts to determine nature or cause of defects or malfunctions.
- Perform or execute manual or automated tests of automotive system or component performance, efficiency, or durability.
- Recommend tests or testing conditions in accordance with designs, customer requirements, or industry standards to ensure test validity.
- Recommend product or component design improvements, based on test data or observations.
- Fabricate new or modify existing prototype components or fixtures.
- Analyze test data for automotive systems, subsystems, or component parts.
- 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.
- Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, work specifications, drawings, or charts.
- Monitor computer-controlled test equipment, according to written or verbal instructions.
- Order new test equipment, supplies, or replacement parts.
- Participate in research or testing of computerized automotive applications, such as telemetrics, intelligent transportation systems, artificial intelligence, or automatic control.
- Build instrumentation or laboratory test equipment for special purposes.
- Set up mechanical, hydraulic, or electric test equipment in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, or test procedures.
- Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance or making minor repairs or adjustments as needed.
- 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.
- Improve fuel efficiency by testing vehicles or components that use lighter materials, such as aluminum, magnesium alloy, or plastic.
- Install equipment, such as instrumentation, test equipment, engines, or aftermarket products, to ensure proper interfaces.
- Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents, or other tools.
Related Technology & Tools
- Force gauges
- Computer numerical controlled CNC milling machines
- Electronic engine analyzers
- Pin gauges
- Computerized numerical control CNC turning centers
- Chassis dynamometers
- Vibration testers
- Compression testers
- High-vacuum tensile testing chambers
- Engine lathes
- Flow benches
- Function generators
- Crack detection equipment
- Leakage testers
- Timing lights
- Exhaust gas analyzers
- Ignition oscilloscopes
- Plasma cutters
- Metal inert gas MIG welders
- Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
- Frequency counters
- Environmental chambers
- Microsoft Word
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
- Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
- PTC Creo Parametric
- Microsoft Office
- Road simulators
- IBM Notes
- National Instruments LabVIEW
- Microsoft Excel
- Data acquisition software
- Autodesk Inventor