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Aerospace Engineers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 457

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $46.28 - $72.32

Typical Annual Salary: $96,300 - $150,400

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Direct or coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel involved in designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products.
  • Formulate conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements.
  • Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design, according to customer engineering requirements.
  • Plan or coordinate activities concerned with investigating and resolving customers' reports of technical problems with aircraft or aerospace vehicles.
  • Direct research and development programs.
  • Plan or conduct experimental, environmental, operational, or stress tests on models or prototypes of aircraft or aerospace systems or equipment.
  • Analyze project requests, proposals, or engineering data to determine feasibility, productibility, cost, or production time of aerospace or aeronautical products.
  • Evaluate product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards.
  • Maintain records of performance reports for future reference.
  • Write technical reports or other documentation, such as handbooks or bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, or customers.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Flowmeters
  • Lasers
  • Power grinders
  • Signal generators
  • Vibration testers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software

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