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|Overview:||Reliability engineers work as part of an engineering team during the design of products such as airplanes, computers, machinery, automobiles, weapon systems, etc. They are responsible for designs that reduce equipment failure and allow for easy repair.|
|Duties:||They analyze preliminary engineering design concepts for major products such as airplanes, computers, control systems, etc. to recommend designs that minimize equipment failure.
Design equipment configurations that give repair technicians ease of access to parts that most often fail. They design procedures for diagnosing equipment malfunctions.
Write technical manuals for proper installation or operation of all system components. They develop training programs to teach technical repair technicians how to maintain the equipment.
Conduct laboratory controlled experiments to test and measure reliability of equipment components and identify those most likely to fail. Recommend maintenance steps to reduce failure.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of reliability engineers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Reliability engineers work in slower growing or declining manufacturing industries, in which they will continue to be needed to design, build, test, and improve products. Engineering, research and development, and consulting services industries should generate most of the employment growth.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$44,000 to $50,000|
|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 college degree in engineering is the appropriate training for this occupation with curriculum studies that include industrial engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, quality control, and statistics. A knowledge of human factors engineering for ease of product servicing and computer applications is important.|
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.