Design and Development Engineers
Dundee and Angus College
Dundee, Scotland, GB
3d ago

Core Tasks

  • Prepares specifications for materials and other components.
  • Produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc..
  • Arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary.
  • Prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment.
  • Assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements.
  • Skills

  • Critical Thinking : Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics : Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension : Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science : Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Monitoring : Monitoring / Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Learning : Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening : Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing : Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking : Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies : Selecting and using training / instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Knowledge

  • Mechanical : Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Engineering and Technology : Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design : Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Administration and Management : Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Computers and Electronics : Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics : Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Production and Processing : Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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