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1 Introduction to Engineering Technology Seventh Edition Robert J. Pond & Jeffery L. Rankinen Chapter 2 Career Choices in the Engineering Technologies Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 1

2 Introduction  Major Technical Areas  Chemical Engineering Technician (ChET)  Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET)  Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician (EET)  Computer Engineering Technician (CpET)  Industrial Engineering Technician (IET)  Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET) Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 2

3 Chemical Engineering Technician (ChET)  Major areas  Research and development  Uses complex instrumentation  Analyzes data collected  Pilot production lines  Production  Supervises or operates mfg process  Inspects quality  Observes instrumentation to verify conditions  Technical Sales  Identify and meet needs of customers  Train customers on benefits and limits of product Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 3

4 Chemical Engineering Technician (ChET)  Specialty areas  Biological engineering technology  Nuclear engineering technology  Materials engineering technology  Environmental engineering technology  Petroleum engineering technology Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 4

5  Help prevent environmental problems during manufacturing process.  Work outside, collect samples  Work inside in the lab analyzing the samples  “Green-collar” jobs to reduce CO 2 emissions Environmental engineering technology Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 5

6 Chemical Engineering Technician (ChET)  Personal qualities needed  An ability to work well with others as part of a team  An aptitude for and enjoyment of detail work  Accuracy and patience when conducting laboratory tests  An ability to exercise care when working with toxic chemicals or disease-causing organisms Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 6

7 Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET)  Occupations  Surveying roads  Implementing the plans for large structures  Supervising the building of highways  Constructing bridges  Infrastructure inspection Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 7

8 Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET)  Specialty Areas  Property surveying  Trace deeds  Find and use survey markers  Drafting and design technician  GIS/GPS technician  Environmental monitoring  Natural resource management  Emergency planning  Transportation system design  Architectural design technician  Select appropriate building materials  Prepare final drawings  Confirm building code compliance  Specify energy efficient heating & cooling systems  US Green Building Council certification will be required in the future for green or LEED certified buildings Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 8

9 Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET) Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 9

10 Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET)  Personal qualities  A willingness to work with others as a part of a team and to direct others  An aptitude for science and mathematics  A need to exercise creativity and an ability to make decisions  An ability to think and plan ahead  A willingness to travel and work outdoors Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 10

11 Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician (CET)  Drafting and Design Technician  Mechanical drafter  Electronics drafter  Must know electrical concepts and symbols  Personal qualities  An ability to learn new software  Creativity and artistic ability  Attention to detail Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 11

12 Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician (EET)  Electrical – involves hard-wired systems and high-power systems  Electronic – involves low-power devices considered smart or intelligence-bearing Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 12

13 Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician (EET)  Careers  Field service representative  Travels to customer to advise on installation, maintenance, and use of equipment  Solve customer problems quickly, under pressure  Instrumentation technician  Sales, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of process control instruments  Electromechanical technician  Work with hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical transfer equipment as well as electronic circuitry  Biomedical electronics technician  Communications technician  Radar and microwave communication  Radio and television broadcasting  Connecting and maintaining broadcasting and cable equipment Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 13

14 Computer Engineering Technician (CpET)  Computer engineering technician (CpET) – services, connects, and programs personal computers or mainframe computer systems.  Computer Support Specialist (also called Field Engineer or Customer Service Engineer)  Computer trouble shooting and repair  Understand operating systems  Use system software  Cybersecurity technologist  Security of large databases of info, computer software, or networks Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 14

15 Computer Engineering Technician (CpET)  Occupations  Information technologist  Build and maintain telecommunication equipment to safely and securely transfer large amount of data generated by business  Network specialist  Work with interconnected computer systems  Personal qualities  A willingness to work with others as part of a team  Problem-solving ability  A willingness to work long hours to meet deadlines  A constant drive to be retrained on new hardware and software  A willingness to travel Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 15

16 Industrial Engineering Technician (IET)  Industrial engineering technician (IET) – involved in methods and time study, production control, and industrial supervision  Ensure efficient use of personnel and machines  Generalists, working across many technologies  Integrate personnel, materials, machinery, methods, and plant layout. Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 16

17 Industrial Engineering Technician (IET)  IET Occupations  Production controller  Set Production Schedules  Measure production  Inventory control  Quality controller  Inspection  Statistically measuring quality  Statistical Process Control (SPC)  Incorporate quality in all phases of a product’s life Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 17

18  IET personal qualities  A willingness to work as part of a team  An aptitude for mathematics, including statistics  An ability to do detailed work with a high degree of accuracy  An ability to manage effectively with good verbal skills  Manufacturing Engineering Technician  Quality Assurance (QA) specialist  Statistical Process Control (SPC ) Industrial Engineering Technician (IET) Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 18

19 Industrial Engineering Technician (IET)  Manufacturing Engineering Technician  Blend of industrial and mechanical engineering technologies  Skills needed  A strong work ethic and a good knowledge of quality principles  Good report writing skills coupled with competency in oral communications  The ability to form, lead, and work well with teams  A strong understanding of computers and of computer- integrated manufacturing  A variety of basic IET skills and knowledge, such as costing and pricing, material selection and safety  A variety of mechanical engineering technology skills and knowledge, such as basic turning, milling, grinding, extrusion and welding operations Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 19

20 Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET)  Works with power-transmission equipment  Examples: lever systems, gear trains, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, pumps and compressors, lathes, and milling machines  Career fields  Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)  Mechanical design (Tool design)  Numerical control (NC)  Technical sales  Fluid power  Laser technology Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 20

21 Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET)  Works with Computer Aided Design (CAD) extensively  Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)  CAD/CAM  Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 21

22 Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET)  Personal qualities needed to succeed as a MET  A willingness to work with orders as part of a team and to direct others  An aptitude for mathematics and science  An ability to work with care and accuracy  Creativity in design work  Mechanical aptitude Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 22

23 Introduction to Engineering Technology Seventh Edition Robert J. Pond & Jeffery L. Rankinen Chapter 3 Survival Skills – Preparing for the Engineering Technologies Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 23

24 Pursuing the Technology Degree Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 24

25 Pursuing the Technology Degree  Curriculum  Technical course in addition to general studies courses  Employer requirements for technicians  Communication skills  Math and Science skills  Computer skills  Combination of knowledge/skills in various technical areas  Understanding of electronic and mechanical systems interrelationship Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 25

26 Pursuing the Technology Degree  Succeeding in college life  Obtaining skills needed by employers  Keep a positive attitude  Plan day-to-day and week-to-week goals  Ensure enough time to study and complete class work.  Good rule of thumb 2 hours study time per hour of lecture.  Develop good communication skills  Writing, Spelling, and Oral skills  Math and Science courses  Only way to succeed is to solve problems Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. By Pond and Rankinen 26


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