Engineering

Below are the typical Engineering job descriptions staffed by Modis. View our other positions by visiting Job Categories or to inquire about a specific need, fill our brief contact form.

AEROSPACE

Aerospace Engineer

Designs and supervises the construction of aircrafts and associated parts such as airframe, communication equipment, controls, fuselage and power plants. Analyzes results of stress tests on aircraft and missile parts and conducts research to determine flight characteristics. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Composite Engineer

Develops, processes and tests materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and snow skis. Helps select them and develop new ways to use materials. Requires a bachelor’s degree in materials science, engineering or a related field.

Design Engineer

Develops new products and enhances existing products. Provides technical support to production team during product launches. Requires a bachelor’s degree, typically in Mechanical Engineering, and at least 3 years of experience. Must be able to perform 3D modeling and Finite Element Analysis.

Electrical Engineer

Designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Mechanical Engineer

Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to the design of engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Process Engineer

Designs and implements manufacturing processes, equipment and plans to achieve production goals. Identifies and develops processes and equipment needed to produce specific products, parts and components. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Typically reports to a manager or head of a department.

Quality Engineer

Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for analysis of raw materials, materials in process and finished products. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Sheet Metal Mechanic

Fabricates or installs products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air conditioning.

Stress/Structural Engineer

Designs and drafts building structures and existing building renovations. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience. Must be proficient in AutoCAD.

Structural Design Engineer

Designs load-bearing structures or structural elements, such as buildings, bridges or roadways. Analyzes building materials, develops blueprints or specifications and ensures all projects comply with applicable codes and regulations. Determines cause of structural failures, damages and defects. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Some degree of creativity is expected. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Tool Designer/Tool Design Engineer

Designs new products and makes improvements to existing products. May evaluate products, parts or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Works with other members of the engineering staff to ensure that production is completed in a timely manner. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

 

AUTOMOTIVE

Design Engineer

Designs new products and makes improvements to existing ones. Evaluates products, parts or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Electrical Engineer

Designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Mechanical Engineer

Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to the design of engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Process Engineer

Designs and implements manufacturing processes, equipment and plans to achieve production goals. Identifies and develops processes and equipment needed to produce specific products, parts and components. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Typically reports to a manager or head of a department.

Quality Engineer

Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for analysis of raw materials, materials in process and finished products. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Stress/Structural Engineer

Designs and drafts building structures and existing building renovations. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience. Must be proficient in AutoCAD.

 

BIOMEDICAL

Biomedical Engineer

Designs, develops and provides safety testing, repair and maintenance of biomedical equipment. Ensures the equipment is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and quality control standards. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of direct experience in the field. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Chemical Engineer

Designs and initiates processes for the manufacturing of chemicals and related products such as cement, detergents, gasoline, plastics and synthetics. Runs experiments to aid in the development of improved procedures and processes. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience.

Chemist

Performs analytical testing for various material samples while maintaining scientific and regulatory compliance. Often performs off-site sampling and testing. Provides scientific data to summarize testing results, relying on knowledge of testing methods and analysis to provide recommendations. Requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and 0-2 years of experience.

Graphic Designer

Implements creative design for multiple platforms. Requires bachelor’s degree and extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Labeling Specialist

Reviews materials to ensure compliance with Federal labeling regulations. Reviews and submits label approval requests for products. Assists with development and maintenance of instructions for use. Requires an associate degree and 2-3 years of experience.

Laboratory Technician

Prepares samples and specimens. Follows strict methodologies to perform analyses. Ensures laboratory is properly stocked and maintained. Requires a high school diploma and 2-4 years of experience. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Regulatory Affairs

Evaluates information to determine compliance with standards, laws and regulations. Provides assistance with responses to regulatory agency questions. Helps develop regulator strategies to align with company objectives. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience.

 

ENERGY

Civil/Structural Engineer

Designs and supervises construction projects. Estimates costs, personnel and material needs. Prepares proposals and establishes schedules. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Works under immediate supervision.

Contract Administrator

Aids in the preparation of contractual provisions and the administration of contract proposals. Prepares bids and negotiates specifications and provisions. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Works under direct supervision.

Controls Engineer

Designs, develops and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment and machinery. Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Electrical Engineer

Designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Electrical Substation Control Designer

Designs and develops layouts for electrical circuits or systems for power distribution. Requires basic knowledge of electrical equipment and local building codes. May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Works under immediate supervision.

Environmental Engineer

Identifies, assesses, reports and resolves problems concerning the environment. May also design, install, operate and maintain measuring apparatus to determine the level of air, land and water pollutants. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Firmware Engineer

Creates, tests and debugs firmware. Writes new codes and assists in manufacturing or working in other design duties. Collaborates with programmers and hardware designers.

Instrumentation/Calibration Technician

Calibrates, maintains, repairs and troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 0-3 years of related experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Materials Engineer

Plans for the most cost-effective utilization of materials. Applies knowledge of materials science to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives. Reviews blueprints and specifications to determine the appropriate materials needed. May require a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Mechanical Engineer

Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to the design of engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Nuclear Engineer

Designs, initiates and researches nuclear equipment and systems. Monitors testing, operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Planner

Gathers performance data and assesses whether or not departments are performing according to production schedules. Produces reports that evaluate plant capacity and identify areas where improvements can be made. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. Relies on experience and judgment. Works under general supervision.

Project Engineer

Prepares schedules and forecasts resource allocations. May work in conjunction with or in place of a project manager.

Quality Engineer

Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for analysis of raw materials, materials in process and finished products. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Scheduler

Helps schedule all power purchases and sales as they come in. Provides necessary data to generate profit and loss statements. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Systems Engineer

Responsible for the planning and engineering of an organization’s systems infrastructure. Includes the implementation and design of hardware and software. Monitors the performance of systems. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Works under general supervision.

 

ENGINEERING

Biomedical Engineer

Designs, develops and provides safety testing, repair and maintenance of biomedical equipment. Ensures the equipment is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and quality control standards. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of direct experience in the field. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Buyer

Plans and releases orders for product, materials, supplies and services according to need. Analyzes demand patterns and capacity to determine appropriate levels of stock and ordering frequency. Monitors overall inventory levels. Coordinates with vendors and suppliers on a daily basis. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience.

CAD Drafter

Transforms rough product designs into working documents using Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Reviews engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards. May require an associate degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Chemical Engineer

Designs and initiates processes for the manufacturing of chemicals and related products such as cement, detergents, gasoline, plastics and synthetics. Runs experiments to aid in the development of improved procedures and processes. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience.

Chemist

Performs analytical testing for various material samples while maintaining scientific and regulatory compliance. Often performs off-site sampling and testing. Provides scientific data to summarize testing results, relying on knowledge of testing methods and analysis to provide recommendations. Requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and 0-2 years of experience.

Civil Engineer

Designs and supervises construction projects such as airports, bridges, channels, dams, railroads and roads. Estimates costs and personnel and material needs. Prepares proposals and establishes schedules. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor.

CNC Machinist

Programs computer numeric-controlled production equipment. May require a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Works under immediate supervision. Some degree of creativity is required.

Design Engineer

Designs new products and makes improvements to existing ones. Evaluates products, parts or processes for cost efficiency and reliability. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Electrical Engineer

Designs, tests, installs and maintains large-scale electronic equipment or machinery. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Engineering Technician

Establishes, checks and corrects operational and experimental electrical machinery, circuitry and equipment. Requires a high school degree or equivalent with 0-3 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Environmental Engineer

Identifies, assesses, reports and resolves problems concerning the environment. May also design, install, operate and maintain measuring apparatus to determine the level of air, land and water pollutants. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Expeditor

Facilitates and expedites the flow of materials to and from various departments. Deals with vendors to ensure prompt and accurate delivery. Inspects goods upon delivery. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 0-2 years experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Field Technician

Travels to a site to troubleshoot equipment problems. May work for a product manufacturer or be employed by a dedicated team of repairmen.

Instrumentation Engineer

Calibrates, maintains, repairs and troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment for laboratory and manufacturing plants to ensure conformance to established calibration standards. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 2-5 years of experience. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Labeling Specialist

Reviews materials to ensure compliance with Federal labeling regulations. Reviews and submits label approval requests for products. Assists with development and maintenance of instructions for use. Requires an associate degree and 2-3 years of experience.

Laboratory Technician

Prepares samples and specimens. Follows strict methodologies to perform analyses. Ensures laboratory is properly stocked and maintained. Requires a high school diploma and 2-4 years of experience. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Machinist

Assembles, repairs and fabricates metal parts by operating mechanical equipment. Uses blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Certain certifications may be required, as well as 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Manufacturing Engineer

Designs work processes, tools and/or machines of varying types. Sets up new equipment, ensures its satisfactory operation and instructs others on proper use. Writes procedures for operating new or existing equipment. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in the field. Typically reports to a department head.

Mechanical Engineer

Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to the design of engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Metallurgical Engineer

Designs and initiates processes for the manufacturing of metals from ores and for the operation of production equipment. May require a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Works under immediate supervision.

Process Engineer

Designs and implements manufacturing processes, equipment and plans to achieve production goals. Identifies and develops processes and equipment needed to produce specific products, parts and components. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and guidelines to perform job functions. Typically reports to a manager or head of a department.

Quality Control Inspector

Performs quality control inspections, checks and tests during the manufacturing process. Inspects materials, parts and products at different stages of production. Records observations and makes recommendations for improvement. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Relies on limited experience and judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

Quality Engineer

Performs inspections and sets quality assurance testing models for analysis of raw materials, materials in process and finished products. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Regulatory Affairs

Evaluates information to determine compliance with standards, laws and regulations. Provides assistance with responses to regulatory agency questions. Helps develop regulator strategies to align with company objectives. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience.

Scheduler

Helps schedule all power purchases and sales as they come in. Provides necessary data to generate profit and loss statements. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

Technical Writer

Writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures and/or manuals for documentation. May be responsible for coordinating the graphics and production. May require a bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience. Relies on instructions and established guidelines. Works under immediate supervision.

 

MINING

Chief Metallurgist

Prepares regulatory licenses and process description documents. Ensures safe, environmental and economical performance. Should possess in-depth knowledge of metallurgical operations. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience. May manage others.

Exploration Engineer

Prepares and inspects projects involving drilling and exploration. Responsible for geological mapping, writing reports, site characterization, numerical modeling and analysis. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience.

Exploration Geologist

Identifies and assesses the location, quantity and quality of mineral deposits. Determines extraction risks and analyzes geological data. Plans explorations of sites for oil, gas, water, minerals, etc. Surveys and maps promising sites. Collects, records and analyzes samples and data from test sites.

Extractive Metallurgist

Originates, controls and develops flotation, smelting, electrolytic and other processes used in winning metals from ores, for producing iron and steel, or for refining gold, silver, zinc and other metals. Studies ore reduction problems to determine efficient methods of commercial production.

Hydrologist

Studies water and the water cycle. Uses expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability. Works in the field, offices and laboratories. Requires a master’s degree with a background in the natural sciences and may need a license in some states.

Mining Engineer

Prepares and inspects projects involving underground or surface mining. Designs mines and oversees construction. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Relies on extensive experience and judgment. Extensive creativity and latitude is expected.

Underground Mining Engineer

Ensures the safe and economically sound development of mines and other surface and underground operations. Assesses viability of new sites and assists with planning the mine’s structure. Manages and oversees mining production processes and supports the final closure and rehabilitation process.

Mine Manager

Responsible for the overall management of mining projects. Assists in staffing, outlining project plans, setting project goals/deadlines and evaluating performance. Ensures the safety and health of mine workers. Recommends corrective action when problems are detected. May require a bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant experience and certification by the MSHA.

Plant Metallurgist

Understands all metallurgical aspects relating to the operation of a concentrator, including ore management, dense medium separation, comminution, flotation, sampling and online instrumentation. Identifies and resolves issues that are preventing maximum metal recoveries and concentrate grades. Liaises with operational crews to achieve production targets. Requires a degree in metallurgy, chemical engineering or minerals processing.

Process Metallurgist

Responsible for leading metallurgical control and development in an alloy products manufacturing environment. Assists in product improvements and quality control. Requires a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy or metallurgical sciences.

Process Mining Manager

Supervises a staff that prepares, inspects and works on mining projects. Ensures the staff performs project research, designs calculations and records accuracy of mining activities. May require a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. May require certification by the MSHA.

 

OIL & GAS

Drilling Engineer

Responsible for the design and implementation of oil and gas wells. Performs design evaluations and recommends alterations to improve safety, cost savings and efficiency. May conduct risk assessment and cost estimation. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 2-4 years of relevant experience.

Geological Engineer

Designs mines for the safe and efficient removal of minerals, such as coal and metals, for manufacturing and utilities. Works mostly in mining operations in remote locations, sometimes also in sand-and-gravel operations located near larger cities. Requires a bachelor’s degree.

Geologist

Researches and studies rock layers, variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates the depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor’s degree. May provide consultation on complex projects.

Mining Engineer

Prepares and inspects projects involving underground or surface mining. Designs mines and oversees construction. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Relies on extensive experience and judgment. Extensive creativity and latitude is expected.

Mining Geologist

Studies the relationship between geology and ore formation and locates new mineral resources. Responsible for assessing and analyzing geological data in order to advise on short-term and long-term mine production plans. Conducts surveys and interprets geological data to inform drilling and production procedures. Ensures all procedures adhere to health and safety regulations and pit mapping.

Petroleum Engineer

Designs and develops methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface. Identifies new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells. Generally works in offices or research laboratories, but can also spend long periods of time at drilling sites. Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Petroleum Geologist

Studies and examines variations in rock formations and mineral samples to identify new gas and oil deposits. Analyzes the integrity of wells, and estimates the depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Requires a bachelor’s degree. May consult on complex projects. Typically reports to a manager or department head.

Reservoir Engineer

Responsible for identifying oil and gas reserves and developing strategies to maximize recovery. Designs and tests new wells and monitors and predicts performance. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience. Some creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor.

 

TECHNICAL

Business Analyst

Analyzes and coordinates the logistical functions of a company. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery and final disposal of resources. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience. Typically reports to a manager.

Procurement/Buyer

Buys products for organizations to use or resell. Evaluates suppliers, negotiates contracts and reviews product quality.

Program Manager

Coordinates and monitors scheduling, pricing and technical performance of company programs. Negotiates contracts. Coordinates proposals, plans, specifications and financial conditions of contracts. Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of relevant experience. Relies on extensive experience and judgment. Some degree of creativity is required. Typically reports to a department head.

Project Manager

Oversees all aspects of projects to ensure coordination and completion. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress. Prepares status reports for upper management. May require a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience.

Quality Assurance Manager

Manages, coordinates and leads the quality control program to ensure continuous production and consistency with established standards. Through intermediate personnel, manages workers engaged in activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, services and products. May require a bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years of experience.

Quality Control Manager

Oversees the evaluation of a finished product for quality and reliability. May assist in developing quality control standards. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of relevant experience. Relies on extensive experience and judgment. Manages others. Typically reports to a department head.

Technical Illustrator

Creates graphs, charts, schematics and two- and three-dimensional drawings for use in technical reports. May require an associate degree in a related area with at least 3 years of work experience. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a manager or department head. A degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Test Technician

Performs standard testing processes on a variety of equipment and records and analyzes results. Requires an associate degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Works under direct supervision. Some creativity and latitude is required.