Automotive Engineering Technicians

What they do:

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.

On the job, you would:

  • Develop instrumentation and laboratory test equipment for special purposes.
  • Order new test equipment, supplies, or replacement parts.
  • Set up mechanical, hydraulic, or electric test equipment in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, or test procedures.
  • Recommend tests or testing conditions in accordance with designs, customer requirements, or industry standards to ensure test validity.
  • Monitor computer-controlled test equipment, according to written or verbal instructions.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, work specifications, drawings, or charts.
  • Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance or making minor repairs or adjustments as needed.
  • Install equipment, such as instrumentation, test equipment, engines, or aftermarket products, to ensure proper interfaces.
  • Inspect or test parts to determine nature or cause of defects or malfunctions.
  • Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents, or other tools.

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