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JobDutiesandTasksfor:"MechanicalEngineer" 1)Readandinterpretblueprints,technicaldrawings,schematics,andcomputergeneratedreports. 2)Conferwithengineersandotherpersonneltoimplementoperatingprocedures,resolvesystem malfunctions,andprovidetechnicalinformation. 3)Researchandanalyzecustomerdesignproposals,specifications,manuals,andotherdatato evaluatethefeasibility,cost,andmaintenancerequirementsofdesignsorapplications. 4)Specifysystemcomponentsordirectmodificationofproductstoensureconformancewith engineeringdesignandperformancespecifications. 5)Research,design,evaluate,install,operate,andmaintainmechanicalproducts,equipment, systemsandprocessestomeetrequirements,applyingknowledgeofengineeringprinciples. 6)Investigateequipmentfailuresanddifficultiestodiagnosefaultyoperation,andtomake recommendationstomaintenancecrew. 7)Assistdraftersindevelopingthestructuraldesignofproducts,usingdraftingtoolsorcomputer assisteddesign/draftingequipmentandsoftware. 8)Providefeedbacktodesignengineersoncustomerproblemsandneeds.

ndneeds. 9)Overseeinstallation,operation,maintenance,andrepairtoensurethatmachinesandequipment areinstalledandfunctioningaccordingtospecifications. 10)Conductresearchthattestsandanalyzesthefeasibility,design,operationandperformanceof equipment,componentsandsystems. 11)Recommenddesignmodificationstoeliminatemachineorsystemmalfunctions. 12)Developandtestmodelsofalternatedesignsandprocessingmethodstoassessfeasibility,

operatingconditioneffects,possiblenewapplicationsandnecessityofmodification. 13)Develop,coordinate,andmonitorallaspectsofproduction,includingselectionofmanufacturing methods,fabrication,andoperationofproductdesigns. 14)Estimatecostsandsubmitbidsforengineering,construction,orextractionprojects,andprepare contractdocuments. 15)Performpersonnelfunctions,suchassupervisionofproductionworkers,technicians, technologistsandotherengineers,anddesignofevaluationprograms. 16)Solicitnewbusinessandprovidetechnicalcustomerservice. 17)Establishandcoordinatethemaintenanceandsafetyprocedures,serviceschedule,andsupply ofmaterialsrequiredtomaintainmachinesandequipmentintheprescribedcondition. 18)Studyindustrialprocessestodeterminewhereandhowapplicationofequipmentcanbemade. 19)Writeperformancerequirementsforproductdevelopmentorengineeringprojects. 20)Applyengineeringprinciplesandpracticestoemergingfields,suchasrobotics,waste management,andbiomedicalengineering. 21)Designtestcontrolapparatusandequipmentanddevelopproceduresfortestingproducts. 1)MakingDecisionsandSolvingProblemsAnalyzinginformationandevaluatingresultstochoose thebestsolutionandsolveproblems. 2)InteractingWithComputersUsingcomputersandcomputersystems(includinghardwareand software)toprogram,writesoftware,setupfunctions,enterdata,orprocessinformation. 3)GettingInformationObserving,receiving,andotherwiseobtaininginformationfromallrelevant sources. 4)CommunicatingwithSupervisors,Peers,orSubordinatesProvidinginformationtosupervisors, coworkers,andsubordinatesbytelephone,inwrittenform,email,orinperson. 5)EvaluatingInformationtoDetermineCompliancewithStandardsUsingrelevantinformation andindividualjudgmenttodeterminewhethereventsorprocessescomplywithlaws,regulations,or standards.

6)Organizing,Planning,andPrioritizingWorkDevelopingspecificgoalsandplanstoprioritize, organize,andaccomplishyourwork. 7)IdentifyingObjects,Actions,andEventsIdentifyinginformationbycategorizing,estimating, recognizingdifferencesorsimilarities,anddetectingchangesincircumstancesorevents. 8)ProcessingInformationCompiling,coding,categorizing,calculating,tabulating,auditing,or verifyinginformationordata. 9)CommunicatingwithPersonsOutsideOrganizationCommunicatingwithpeopleoutsidethe organization,representingtheorganizationtocustomers,thepublic,government,andother externalsources.Thisinformationcanbeexchangedinperson,inwriting,orbytelephoneoremail. 10)AnalyzingDataorInformationIdentifyingtheunderlyingprinciples,reasons,orfactsof informationbybreakingdowninformationordataintoseparateparts. 11)UpdatingandUsingRelevantKnowledgeKeepinguptodatetechnicallyandapplyingnew knowledgetoyourjob. 12)InterpretingtheMeaningofInformationforOthersTranslatingorexplainingwhatinformation meansandhowitcanbeused. 13)EstablishingandMaintainingInterpersonalRelationshipsDevelopingconstructiveand cooperativeworkingrelationshipswithothers,andmaintainingthemovertime. 14)Documenting/RecordingInformationEntering,transcribing,recording,storing,ormaintaining informationinwrittenorelectronic/magneticform. 15)MonitorProcesses,Materials,orSurroundingsMonitoringandreviewinginformationfrom materials,events,ortheenvironment,todetectorassessproblems.

16)Drafting,LayingOut,andSpecifyingTechnicalDevices,Parts,andEquipmentProviding documentation,detailedinstructions,drawings,orspecificationstotellothersabouthowdevices, parts,equipment,orstructuresaretobefabricated,constructed,assembled,modified,maintained, orused. 17)JudgingtheQualitiesofThings,Services,orPeopleAssessingthevalue,importance,orquality ofthingsorpeople. 18)ThinkingCreativelyDeveloping,designing,orcreatingnewapplications,ideas,relationships, systems,orproducts,includingartisticcontributions. 19)ResolvingConflictsandNegotiatingwithOthersHandlingcomplaints,settlingdisputes,and resolvinggrievancesandconflicts,orotherwisenegotiatingwithothers. 1)MathematicsUsingmathematicstosolveproblems. 2)ComplexProblemSolvingIdentifyingcomplexproblemsandreviewingrelatedinformationto developandevaluateoptionsandimplementsolutions. 3)CriticalThinkingUsinglogicandreasoningtoidentifythestrengthsandweaknessesof alternativesolutions,conclusionsorapproachestoproblems. 4)ScienceUsingscientificrulesandmethodstosolveproblems. 5)ReadingComprehensionUnderstandingwrittensentencesandparagraphsinworkrelated documents. 6)ActiveListeningGivingfullattentiontowhatotherpeoplearesaying,takingtimetounderstand thepointsbeingmade,askingquestionsasappropriate,andnotinterruptingatinappropriatetimes. 7)JudgmentandDecisionMakingConsideringtherelativecostsandbenefitsofpotentialactions tochoosethemostappropriateone. 8)TimeManagementManagingone'sowntimeandthetimeofothers. 9)WritingCommunicatingeffectivelyinwritingasappropriatefortheneedsoftheaudience. 10)SpeakingTalkingtootherstoconveyinformationeffectively. 11)OperationsAnalysisAnalyzingneedsandproductrequirementstocreateadesign.

12)CoordinationAdjustingactionsinrelationtoothers'actions. 13)ActiveLearningUnderstandingtheimplicationsofnewinformationforbothcurrentand futureproblemsolvinganddecisionmaking. 14)MonitoringMonitoring/Assessingperformanceofyourself,otherindividuals,ororganizations tomakeimprovementsortakecorrectiveaction. 15)SystemsAnalysisDetermininghowasystemshouldworkandhowchangesinconditions, operations,andtheenvironmentwillaffectoutcomes. 16)NegotiationBringingotherstogetherandtryingtoreconciledifferences. 17)InstallationInstallingequipment,machines,wiring,orprogramstomeetspecifications. 18)EquipmentSelectionDeterminingthekindoftoolsandequipmentneededtodoajob. 1)OralComprehensionTheabilitytolistentoandunderstandinformationandideaspresented throughspokenwordsandsentences. 2)WrittenComprehensionTheabilitytoreadandunderstandinformationandideaspresentedin writing. 3)ProblemSensitivityTheabilitytotellwhensomethingiswrongorislikelytogowrong.Itdoes notinvolvesolvingtheproblem,onlyrecognizingthereisaproblem. 4)DeductiveReasoningTheabilitytoapplygeneralrulestospecificproblemstoproduceanswers thatmakesense. 5)InductiveReasoningTheabilitytocombinepiecesofinformationtoformgeneralrulesor conclusions(includesfindingarelationshipamongseeminglyunrelatedevents). 6)InformationOrderingTheabilitytoarrangethingsoractionsinacertainorderorpattern accordingtoaspecificruleorsetofrules(e.g.,patternsofnumbers,letters,words,pictures, mathematicaloperations).

7)OralExpressionTheabilitytocommunicateinformationandideasinspeakingsootherswill understand. 8)NearVisionTheabilitytoseedetailsatcloserange(withinafewfeetoftheobserver). 9)VisualizationTheabilitytoimaginehowsomethingwilllookafteritismovedaroundorwhenits partsaremovedorrearranged. 10)FlexibilityofClosureTheabilitytoidentifyordetectaknownpattern(afigure,object,word,or sound)thatishiddeninotherdistractingmaterial. 11)SpeechClarityTheabilitytospeakclearlysootherscanunderstandyou. 12)MathematicalReasoningTheabilitytochoosetherightmathematicalmethodsorformulasto solveaproblem. 13)SelectiveAttentionTheabilitytoconcentrateonataskoveraperiodoftimewithoutbeing distracted. 14)SpeechRecognitionTheabilitytoidentifyandunderstandthespeechofanotherperson. 15)WrittenExpressionTheabilitytocommunicateinformationandideasinwritingsootherswill understand. 16)FluencyofIdeasTheabilitytocomeupwithanumberofideasaboutatopic(thenumberof ideasisimportant,nottheirquality,correctness,orcreativity). 17)NumberFacilityTheabilitytoadd,subtract,multiply,ordividequicklyandcorrectly.

18)CategoryFlexibilityTheabilitytogenerateorusedifferentsetsofrulesforcombiningor groupingthingsindifferentways. 19)PerceptualSpeedTheabilitytoquicklyandaccuratelycomparesimilaritiesanddifferences amongsetsofletters,numbers,objects,pictures,orpatterns.Thethingstobecomparedmaybe presentedatthesametimeoroneaftertheother.Thisabilityalsoincludescomparingapresented objectwitharememberedobject. 1)EngineeringandTechnologyKnowledgeofthepracticalapplicationofengineeringscienceand technology.Thisincludesapplyingprinciples,techniques,procedures,andequipmenttothedesign andproductionofvariousgoodsandservices. 2)MechanicalKnowledgeofmachinesandtools,includingtheirdesigns,uses,repair,and maintenance. 3)DesignKnowledgeofdesigntechniques,tools,andprinciplesinvolvedinproductionofprecision technicalplans,blueprints,drawings,andmodels. 4)ProductionandProcessingKnowledgeofrawmaterials,productionprocesses,qualitycontrol, costs,andothertechniquesformaximizingtheeffectivemanufactureanddistributionofgoods. 5)MathematicsKnowledgeofarithmetic,algebra,geometry,calculus,statistics,andtheir applications. 6)AdministrationandManagementKnowledgeofbusinessandmanagementprinciplesinvolved instrategicplanning,resourceallocation,humanresourcesmodeling,leadershiptechnique, productionmethods,andcoordinationofpeopleandresources. 7)EnglishLanguageKnowledgeofthestructureandcontentoftheEnglishlanguageincludingthe meaningandspellingofwords,rulesofcomposition,andgrammar. 8)ComputersandElectronicsKnowledgeofcircuitboards,processors,chips,electronic equipment,andcomputerhardwareandsoftware,includingapplicationsandprogramming.