2149-Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified
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Job Description: 
This unit group covers engineering professionals not classified elsewhere in minor group 214, Engineering professionals (excluding electrotechnology) or in minor group 215, Electrotechnology engineers. For instance, the group includes those who conduct research, advise on or develop engineering procedures and solutions concerning workplace safety, biomedical engineering, optics, materials, nuclear power generation and explosives.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) applying knowledge of engineering to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, and instrumentation
  • (b) designing devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging, and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions
  • (c) designing components of optical instruments such as lenses, microscopes, telescopes, lasers, optical disc systems and other equipment that utilize the properties of light
  • (d) designing, testing, and coordinating the development of explosive ordnance material to meet military procurement specifications
  • (e) designing and overseeing construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants and nuclear fuels reprocessing and reclamation systems
  • (f) designing and developing nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, and associated instrumentation and control mechanisms
  • (g) assessing damage and providing calculations for marine salvage operations
  • (h) studying and advising on engineering aspects of particular manufacturing processes, such as those related to glass, ceramics, textiles, leather products, wood, and printing
  • (i) identifying potential hazards and introducing safety procedures and devices.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Biomedical engineer
- Explosive ordnance engineer
- Marine salvage engineer
- Materials engineer
- Optical engineer
- Safety engineer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Industrial and production engineer - 2141
- Environmental engineer - 2143
- Surveyor - 2165

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