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Automotive Engineers

What they do:
Develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct or direct system-level automotive testing.
  • Design control systems or algorithms for purposes such as automotive energy management, emissions management, or increased operational safety or performance.
  • Design or analyze automobile systems in areas such as aerodynamics, alternate fuels, ergonomics, hybrid power, brakes, transmissions, steering, calibration, safety, or diagnostics.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Gamma Technologies GT-SUITE
  • SoMat eDAQ
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Ambient Design ArtRage

Education

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$80,580
per year, on average
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