Engineering Associate in Austin, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  863798

Position: AutoCAD Technician

Length: 1 year (potential conversion to full time)

Pay rate: $31/hour

Location: South Austin, TX

Job Description:

Under close supervision of a licensed professional engineer, performs entry level engineering assignments by assisting with engineering projects and design work. 

Under direct guidance, conducts basic engineering studies and computations, develops design and cost estimates, lays out drafting work, correlates/compiles data, conducts and analyzes tests and evaluates equipment performance. 

May be assisted by craftsmen, technicians, or experienced engineers. - Investigates and analyzes basic problems and develops appropriate solutions.  Drafts less complicated reports and assists with more complex reports.

Conducts basic tests of instruments, materials, equipment, and controls to determine operating characteristics.  Develops solutions or improvements, and/or verifies accuracy of data.  Ensures accurate and beneficial data is acquired and recorded.

Prepares reports, operating instructions, and project outlines in connection with fundamental engineering assignments.  Learns and follows appropriate business procedures.  Learns and applies project management techniques.

Assists in planning and design of engineering projects.  Performs basic engineering and design work.  Conducts field analysis, inspections and performance tests.  Records, compiles, and reports information.

Drafts specifications as required for basic projects for which there are precedents.  Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.  Develops testing, operating and maintenance plans.  Interprets engineering specifications.

Coordinates project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections.  Ensures timely communications occur, as needed, on project activities.

Maintains knowledge of engineering principles.  Studies and attends classes on client procedures, equipment, and systems.  Develops analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary.

In accordance with approved Supply Management processes and procedures, serves as owner’s representative for outside engineering contracts.

May perform confined space entry.

May assist more experienced engineers in the interpretation of basic engineering drawings or manufacturers' specifications for field personnel.  Communicates any recommended changes to the responsible engineer for the correction. 

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

Knowledge of engineering principles

Knowledge of applicable laws, principles, standards, codes, and documentation specific to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job

Skill in analyzing and solving problems

Skill in verbal and written communication

Skill in designing, interpreting diagrams, schematics, and drawings - Basic skill level in document management systems

Intermediate skill level in office productivity applications (such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) Basic skill in reading and interpreting diagrams and prints

Skill in interpreting engineering drawings and specifications for field personnel

Skill in analyzing reports for quality assurance

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to balance competing and high priority work demands

Minimum qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, bio systems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science. 



 Work environment: 

Work hours are spent in an office environment, industrial, plant, construction and/or field environment

Works in close proximity to energized high-voltage electrical equipment - Work involves exposure to noise

Work involves exposure to various and sometimes extreme weather conditions

Works at heights up to 450 feet

Work involves call-out as necessary

Work involves exposure to high speed rotating machinery

Work involves exposure to high temperature/high pressure vessels

 Top 5 Requirements:

1. Ability to design, interpret diagrams, schematics, and drawings

2. Ability to work on multiple projects

3. Analyzing prints and databases for quality assurance

4. Skills in analyzing and problem solving

5. Work in a team environment

 Top 5 Like-To-Haves:

1. Knowledge of engineering principles

2. Ability to work efficiently through spreadsheets and databases

3. Ability to do repetitive projects

4. Ability to adjust to changing design proposals

5. Familiarity with AutoCAD


Required certifications: Engineering Degree (Electrical or Mechanical)