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You will operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. You may record and interpret test data.
You will perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. You may conduct basic and applied researh to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacturing. You may recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
You will inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipemt in generating stations, substations, and in-servie relays.
You will repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
You will research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and manmade materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. You will determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.
You will write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. You will turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, you may test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results.
You will determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of companies or private and public sector orgazations within the guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. You will plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
You will perform enginerring duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and mainenance of buliding structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal units.
You will set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
You will set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic pieces.
You will set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. This field includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. You may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying your knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
You will set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
You will install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.