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|Overview:||Standards engineers establish technical design criteria that products must satisfy. Criteria is used to assure quality, enable maintenance people to repair equipment & assure compatibility of products used together. They set standards for an industry by mutual agreement among companies.|
|Duties:||They establish engineering and technical limitations and applications for materials and engineering designs for use in machines and equipment such as aircraft, computers, autos, etc.
Confer with product research and development engineers during the early stages of new product design in order to establish standards that must be met.
Analyze technical data published by scientific journals and government agencies to determine if new standards are evolving for specific products.
Confer with standards engineers from other companies within the same industry to achieve compatibility between components and define standard repair procedures.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of standards engineers will increase a little faster than average through 2018. As manufacturing looks to become more productive, they will turn to standards engineers to reduce costs, delays, and waste.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$46,000 to $52,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree in industrial and materials engineering is the usual requirement for entry jobs in this occupation. Courses in manufacturing engineering, maintenance engineering, statistics and computer-aided design are essential.|
|Advancement Info:||Beginning engineering graduates usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers and, in large companies, also may receive formal classroom or seminar-type training. As new engineers gain knowledge and experience, they are assigned more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions. Engineers may advance to become technical specialists or to supervise a staff or team of engineers and technicians. Some may eventually become engineering managers or enter other managerial or sales jobs.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.