Validation Engineers :

Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $72,920.00
Average Time to Fill 51 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,492
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.44 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop operational methods or processes
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop alternative energy sources or systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment
Design alternative energy systems
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Create physical models or prototypes
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design materials for industrial or commercial applications
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems
Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Compute product or materials test results
Test engineering project equipment
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform engineering related safety inspection

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering data
Interpret design or operational test results
Evaluate product design
Analyze green technology design requirements
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze test or validation data
Analyze technical problems
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data
Perform cost benefit analysis

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research engineering designs or applications
Research engineering applications of emerging technologies
Review engineering codes and specifications
Conduct field research
Research industrial processes or operations
Collect engineering data
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate tool designs
Evaluate material specifications
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Evaluate the characteristics of green technologies
Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Assess product or process usefulness
Identify new applications for existing technologies
Collect data about project sites
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Test green technologies or processes

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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Customer Service
Customer Contact
Microsoft Project
Staff Management
Power Generation
Electrical Engineering

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