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Aerospace Engineers - 17-2011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Structures Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerospace Stress Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Flight Systems Test Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2010 Aerospace Engineers
17-2011.00 Aerospace Engineers

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Tasks

  • Analyze project requests, proposals, or engineering data to determine feasibility, productibility, cost, or production time of aerospace or aeronautical products.
  • Design new or modify existing aerospace systems to reduce polluting emissions, such as nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, or smoke emissions.
  • Design or engineer filtration systems that reduce harmful emissions.
  • Develop design criteria for aeronautical or aerospace products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates.
  • Direct or coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel involved in designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products.
  • Direct research and development programs.
  • Evaluate and approve selection of vendors by studying past performance or new advertisements.
  • Evaluate biofuel performance specifications to determine feasibility for aerospace applications.
  • Evaluate product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards.
  • Formulate conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements.
  • Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design, according to customer engineering requirements.
  • Maintain records of performance reports for future reference.
  • Plan or conduct experimental, environmental, operational, or stress tests on models or prototypes of aircraft or aerospace systems or equipment.
  • Plan or coordinate activities concerned with investigating and resolving customers' reports of technical problems with aircraft or aerospace vehicles.
  • Research new materials to determine quality or conformance to environmental standards.
  • Review aerospace engineering designs to determine how to reduce negative environmental impacts.
  • Review performance reports and documentation from customers and field engineers, and inspect malfunctioning or damaged products to determine problem.
  • Write technical reports or other documentation, such as handbooks or bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, or customers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Design systems to reduce harmful emissions.
  • Determine design criteria or specifications.
  • Direct design or development activities.
  • Direct quality control activities.
  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Research design or application of green technologies.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerodynamics Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aeronautical Engineering Officer, Aircraft Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical and Safety Equipment (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Armament Development Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft Test Engineer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aircraft/Guided Missile Engine Project Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aviation Engineering Administration (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Maintenance Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Engineer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Developmental Engineer, Aeronautical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Developmental Engineer, Astronautical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Developmental Engineer, Flight Test (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aerospace Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aviation Maintenance (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Projects Technologist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Space Requirements Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Type Aircraft Design and Development Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Naval Flight Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation Warfare Officer, Pilot (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Aviation, Rating Terminated (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerodynamicist
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Project Engineer
  • Aeronautical Test Engineer
  • Aeronautical-Design Engineer
  • Aeronautical-Research Engineer
  • Field-Service Engineer
  • Stress Analyst
  • Value Engineer