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Automotive Engineer Job Description

Summary

Responsible for designing and supervising the production of automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, and other earthbound vehicles.

Primary responsibilities

  • Design and test parts for moving vehicles.
  • Design, manufacture, and operate engineering subsystems.
  • Engineer attributes of an automobile.
  • Produce visual interpretations of automobiles and their parts.
  • Select materials for production.
  • Use mechanical, thermodynamic, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical principles to resolve engineering problems.
  • Research designs and past machinery.
  • Build prototypes.
  • Develop test procedures and test moving vehicles.
  • Supervise the process of manufacturing, installation, and operation of vehicles.
  • Inspect vehicle for defects.
  • Investigate mechanical failures.
  • Select and purchase appropriate materials.
  • Prepare cost and timing estimates.
  • Supervise technicians and technologists.
  • Review, change, and approve designs.
  • Test drive vehicles and check for faults.
  • Specify functional requirements during development phase.
  • Integrate components into the final design.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the design and change if necessary.
  • Estimate cost, reliability, and safety factors.
  • Test products thoroughly for safety issues and defects.
  • Use computers extensively to produce and analyze designs.
  • Generate specifications for parts.
  • Control the efficiency of processes.

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