26-Physical and engineering science technicians notelsewhere classified

Job Title: 

Physical and engineering science technicians not
elsewhere classified

Job Description: 

This occupation covers physical and engineering science technicians not covered elsewhere, such as time and motion study technicians, quantity surveying technicians, robotics technicians, forensic science technicians or fire investigators


This unit group covers physical and engineering science technicians not classified under the group physical and engineering science technicians. For instance, the unit group includes those who assist scientists and engineers engaged in developing procedures or conducting research on safety, biomedical, environmental or industrial and production engineering.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • 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
  • aiding in the identification of potential hazards and introducing safety procedures and devices
  • modifying and testing equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental pollution, site remediation, and land reclamation
  • assisting in the development of environmental pollution remediation devices under the direction of an engineer
  • assisting engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

  • 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
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective production of goods
  • Mechanical/electrical/electronic/industrial systems and equipment - Knowledge of mechanical/electrical/electronic/industrial equipment and materials, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical/ electrical/electronic/industrial systems, installations and equipment;
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models;
  • Mechanical/electrical/electronic/industrial Engineering Fundamentals - Knowledge of mechanical/electrical/electronic/industrial engineering principles and concepts, theories, techniques and processes related to designing, testing, troubleshooting, using, repairing, and maintaining industrial systems, installations and equipment;
  • Coordination of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work;
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions;
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly measure and estimate exact positions
  • English (Technical) Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the engineering related technical English terminologies
  • Information Communications Technology - Knowledge and use of relevant engineering applications and programs
  • Team work or individual - job may require him/her to work alone or in conjunction with engineers, contractors, architects and scientists
  • Work Context: 

    Usually work regular hours, but may have to work weekends, shift work or be on call. They work in commercial and industrial environments and sometimes work in teams or individually. May involve work on new, part or old systems, equipment and components in hot, dusty, isolated or remote locations. It may require regular travel between various locations or sites to conduct work. There also may be occasions for extensive physical work to be performed.


    Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 4 years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    Environment Agency, Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Etihad Rail, Mubadala Aero Space, Armed Forces

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Engineering technician (production) - Time and motion study technician - Quantity surveying technician - Robotics technician - Forensic science technician - Fire investigator
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Production engineer - Time and motion study engineer - Quantity surveyor - Aeronautics engineering technician
    Other training in technical areas may be obtained in the Armed Forces. Many military technical training programs are highly regarded by employers. Engineering technicians usually begin by performing routine duties under the close supervision of an experienced technician, technologist, engineer, or scientist. As they gain experience, they are given more difficult assignments with only general supervision. Some engineering technicians eventually become supervisors.

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi