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  • 1. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia

2. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 1Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Engineer, Operations Engineer, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Specialist, Plant Engineer, Supply Chain Engineer, Tool Engineer, Production Engineer Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization. Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities. Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control. Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer. Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs. Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards. Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities. Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization. Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status. 3. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 2 Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.Audiometers or accessoriesAudiometersLaboratory benchesOptical benchesLaboratory mechanical convection ovensEnvironmental ovensMicrophonesRecording microphonesSound measuring apparatus or decibel meterNoise dosimeters; Octave band analyzers; Sound level calibrators; Sound level metersAnalytical or scientific softwareDataxiom StatMost; ETA Dynaform; Windward Technologies GRG2; Workcell simulation softwareComputer aided design CAD softwareAutodesk AutoCAD software; International TechneGroup IGESworks; Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search MINOS software *; SolidWorks CAD softwareDevelopment environment softwareMicrosoft Visual Basic; Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript; Microsoft Visual Studio; National Instruments LabVIEW 4. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 3Industrial control softwareAllen Bradley PanelView; Computer numerical control CNC software; Human machine interface HMI software; Nupro CastViewProgram testing softwareLogic programming software; Rockwell RSLogix; User interface design softwareKnowledge 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.Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 5. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 4Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.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.Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 6. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 5Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.Talking to others to convey information effectively.Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 7. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 6The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted 8. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 7Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used. 9. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 8Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.How often do you use electronic mail in this job?How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face- to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?Number of hours typically worked in one week. 10. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 9How much decision-making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?InvestigativeInvestigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.ConventionalConventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.EnterprisingEnterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. 11. Mechanical Engineering Encyclopedia 10RealisticRealistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require