Automotive Engineers

What they do:

Develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.

On the job, you would:

  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, and talk with colleagues to stay abreast of new technology and competitive products.
  • Establish production or quality control standards.
  • Prepare or present technical or project status reports.
  • Develop or implement operating methods or procedures.
  • Write, review, or maintain engineering documentation.
  • Conduct research studies to develop new concepts in the field of automotive engineering.
  • Coordinate production activities with other functional units, such as procurement, maintenance, or quality control.
  • Provide technical direction to other engineers or engineering support personnel.
  • Perform failure, variation, or root cause analyses.
  • Develop or integrate control feature requirements.




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