DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers
Occupational 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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||280||45||$47.46/hr||$1.56/hr||$31.94/hr||$38.30/hr||$46.11/hr||$55.15/hr||$64.63/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Industrial Engineering Technicians||1,850||$26.24/hr||N/A|
|Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||N/A||$41.52/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Aerospace Engineers
- Develops design criteria for aeronautical or aerospace products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates.
- Analyzes project requests and proposals and engineering data to determine feasibility, producibility, cost, and production time of aerospace or aeronautical product.
- Formulates conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements.
- Plans and conducts experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aircraft and aerospace systems and equipment.
- Directs and coordinates activities of engineering or technical personnel designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products.
- Reviews performance reports and documentation from customers and field engineers, and inspects malfunctioning or damaged products to determine problem.
- Directs research and development programs to improve production methods, parts, and equipment technology and reduce costs.
- Evaluates and approves selection of vendors by study of past performance and new advertisements.
- Maintains records of performance reports for future reference.
- Writes technical reports and other documentation, such as handbooks and bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, and customers.
- Plans and coordinates activities concerned with investigating and resolving customers reports of technical problems with aircraft or aerospace vehicles.
- Evaluates product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards.
- Formulates mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements.