Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Education, Training and Experience

Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years

On-Site or In-Plant Training: Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years

On-the-Job Training: Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year

Detailed Work Activities

  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Update technical knowledge.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Select project materials.
  • Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Assess product or process usefulness.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems.
  • Maintain electronic equipment.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Collect data about project sites.

Work Values

Achievement

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Working Conditions

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Recognition

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Relationships

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Support

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Independence

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Tasks

  • Identify operational requirements for new systems to inform selection of technological solutions.
  • Integrate tags, readers, or software in radio frequency identification device (RFID) designs.
  • Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Test radio frequency identification device (RFID) software to ensure proper functioning.
  • Select appropriate radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags and determine placement locations.
  • Perform site analyses to determine system configurations, processes to be impacted, or on-site obstacles to technology implementation.
  • Perform acceptance testing on newly installed or updated systems.
  • Determine means of integrating radio frequency identification device (RFID) into other applications.
  • Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Collect data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Install, test, or maintain radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
  • Test tags or labels to ensure readability.
  • Determine usefulness of new radio frequency identification device (RFID) technologies.
  • Verify compliance of developed applications with architectural standards and established practices.
  • Train users in details of system operation.
  • Develop process flows, work instructions, or standard operating procedures for radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of industry research about new technologies.
  • Document equipment or process details of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Define and compare possible radio frequency identification device (RFID) solutions to inform selection for specific projects.
  • Create simulations or models of radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems to provide information for selection and configuration.
  • Analyze radio frequency identification device (RFID)-related supply chain data.

Work Styles

Achievement/Effort

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Persistence

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Initiative

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Leadership

Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Cooperation

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Concern for Others

Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Social Orientation

Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Self-Control

Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Stress Tolerance

Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

Adaptability/Flexibility

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Dependability

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Attention to Detail

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Integrity

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Independence

Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Innovation

Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Analytical Thinking

Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

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