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Mathematical Technicians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products. Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
 
Process data for analysis, using computers.
 
Reduce raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.
 
Translate data into numbers, equations, flow charts, graphs, or other forms.
 
Confer with scientific or engineering personnel to plan projects.
 
Modify standard formulas so that they conform to project needs and data processing methods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Mathematical Engineering Technician
Mathematics Technician
Weight Analyst
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Technicians
 
 
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