Automobile Engineers are mainly classified into three streams like Product or Design Engineers, Development Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers. Product Engineers or Design Engineers are those who deal with the designing and testing of the components and systems of automobiles. They design and test each part of the visualised automobile, seeing that it meets all requirements, performs as required, that the material meets desired durability, and so on.
Manufacturing Engineers deal with activities like how to create and assemble the whole parts of automobiles. They have to design and layout the equipments, machine rates and line rates, specification of automation equipment, and manufacturing safety procedures.
Those who deal with connecting all systems in a completed automobile are called Development engineers. They have the responsibility for directing the delivery of the engineering elements of a complete automobile as ordered by the automobile manufacturer, governmental regulations, and the customer who buys the product. Development Engineers have to provide the Production Engineer details about the spring rate that he would want to utilize in the vehicle.
What do Automotive Engineers do?
Automotive engineers work on the development of ground-based vehicles including passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway vehicles.
Their activities largely fall into either: -design (new products or revising existing ones) -research and development (finding solutions to engineering problems) -production (planning and designing new production processes)
Their work demands a balance of engineering and commercial skills, as their technical solutions must be efficient, economical and contribute to the profitability of their employer. Tasks typically involve: -developing new test procedures, using both conventional and innovative methods. -devising and organising tests, which will answer questions from clients, consumers and other engineers involved in vehicle development. -anticipating vehicle or component behaviour in different conditions with computer modelling software. -analysing and interpreting technical data into reports or presentations and answering any queries about the results. -building an individual specialism within a larger team and working independently. -contributing to regular team meetings to update colleagues on progress, problems and new developments. -managing all details of projects, including projected costs. -recognising the benefits of engineering developments to related departments in order to market projects and secure internal funding. -negotiating costs of development and engineering work with commercial departments. -monitoring any related systems or engineering issues associated with the component and final product. -ensuring any parts can be sourced when large-scale vehicle assembly commences. -supervising technical staff, engineers or designers (dependent on specific role). -operating in cross-functional or internationally based teams to design experiments in order to test the validity and competence of new technology.
The responsibility of the engineer of the automobile always consists of maintaining the greater level of the vehicle by the use of traditional methods and of the technology outpost. Recently, due to the fast growth of the industries of automobile in the country, the demand for the expert professionals also has been increased considerably. Therefore the option by a race in the engineering of the automobile will be interesting as well as compensating.
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