3119-Physical and engineering science technicians not elsewhere classified

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Physical and engineering science technicians not elsewhere classified
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Job Description: 
This unit group covers physical and engineering science technicians not classified elsewhere in Minor group 311, Physical and engineering science technicians. For instance, the group includes those who assist scientists and engineers engaged in developing procedures or conducting research on safety, biomedical, environmental or industrial and production engineering.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) collecting data and providing technical assistance regarding: efficient, safe and economic utilization of personnel, material and equipment
  • methods of work and sequence of operations and supervision of their implementation
  • and efficient layout of plant or establishment
  • (b) aiding in the identification of potential hazards and introducing safety procedures and devices
  • (c) modifying and testing equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental pollution, site remediation, and land reclamation
  • (d) assisting in the development of environmental pollution remediation devices under the direction of an engineer
  • (e) assisting engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Engineering technician (production)
- Time and motion study technician
- Quantity surveying technician
- Robotics technician
- Forensic science technician
- Fire investigator


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Production engineer - 2149
- Time and motion study engineer - 2149
- Quantity surveyor - 2149
- Aeronautics engineering technician - 3115