Each position in the Engineering Technologist job family is responsible to the assigned supervisor to perform work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering technology knowledge in a safe, cost-effective and efficient way. Engineering technologist responsibilities and job scope are specific to the organizational unit (e.g. division, section, region, district, etc.) and, when prepared by the business unit, are given on an addendum to this position description. The addendum must be prepared by each organizational unit. Communication and interpersonal skills: communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing; assists in the preparation of technical reports and papers; listens to and understands instructions, and requests clarification as required; demonstrates the ability to be a team player; relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.
Decision making and business awareness characteristics: develops decision-making skills under guidance of higher level employees; develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit.
Technical proficiency: possesses technical knowledge acquired from a Bachelor s Degree in an ABET accredited engineering technology program; gains familiarity with standards, codes, and regulations relevant to the area of assignment; gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems, and business processes; assists higher level employees in handling well defined portions of routine problems.
Leadership and guidance: performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher level employees; demonstrates ability to work with others in both supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary.
Planning and organization ability: assists with providing input to annual budget, capital forecasts, five-year plan, and improvement requisitions; participates in planning meetings covering scheduling, operations, and maintenance of equipment; assists in the preparation of basic cost estimates using established guidelines.
Problem solving and initiative: applies technical knowledge in resolving basic problems encountered in assigned work; uses initiative in looking for opportunities to increase job knowledge/technical skills.
Bachelors degree in engineering technology in a program accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
On the effective date of this position description, incumbents in the engineering technology family may not be promoted to a higher level without the above degree or a waiver approved by an officer reporting to the chairman.
American Electric Power - 14 months ago