Mathematical Technicians

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Mathematical Engineering Technician
  • Mathematics Technician
  • Weight Analyst

What They Do

  • Modify standard formulas so that they conform to project needs and data processing methods.
  • Confer with scientific or engineering personnel to plan projects.
  • Reduce raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.
  • Process data for analysis, using computers.
  • Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
  • Translate data into numbers, equations, flow charts, graphs, or other forms.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: IRC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Realistic and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $71,050 with most people making between $42,910 and $97,610

Outlook

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 50 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 50 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have approximately - job openings annually.