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Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Hipot testers
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  • Instrument transformers
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  • Electrical or power regulators
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  • Laboratory sprayers
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  • Pycnometers
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Compliance software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Presentation software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Investigate causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses related to product usage to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
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  • Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
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  • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
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  • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
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  • Report accident investigation findings.
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  • Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.
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  • Evaluate product designs for safety.
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  • Provide expert testimony in litigation cases.
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  • Develop industry standards of product safety.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   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.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $98,327.00 $47.27  $35.38  $39.25 - $56.09 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $103,623.00 $49.82  $37.32  $39.57 - $58.06 
    Danbury $73,102.00 $35.15  $24.20  $26.76 - $42.46 
    Hartford $99,390.00 $47.79  $38.34  $41.65 - $55.71 
    New Haven $94,894.00 $45.62  $31.53  $35.72 - $54.68 
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