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Manufacturing Careers 17 Aerospace Engineers Aerospace Engineers What They Do Aerospace Engineers develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, or production methods. They often use Computer- Aided Design (CAD) software, robotics, and lasers and advanced electronic optics to assist them. They also may specialize in a particular type of aerospace product, such as commercial transports, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, or missiles and rockets. Aerospace Engineers may be experts in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, or guidance and control systems. Aerospace Engineers typically are employed within the aerospace industry, although their skills are becoming increasingly valuable in other fields. For example, Aerospace Engineers in the motor vehicles manufacturing industry design vehicles that have lower air resistance, increasing fuel efficiency in vehicles. Tasks f Formulate conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements. f Direct and coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products. f Develop design criteria for aeronautical or aerospace products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates. f Plan and conduct experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aircraft and aerospace systems and equipment. f Evaluate product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards. f Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements. f Write technical reports and other documentation, such as handbooks and bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, and customers. What They Do Tasks Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Work Environment California’s Job Outlook and Wages Trends Training Where Do I Find the Job? Where Can the Job Lead? Other Sources Table of Contents (scroll or use links below to navigate document) View Career Video
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Manufacturing Careers 18 Aerospace Engineers Aerospace Engineers f Analyze project requests and proposals and engineering data to determine feasibility, productibility, cost, and production time of aerospace or aeronautical product.
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