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Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Mathematical Technicians include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to the solution of technological problems involving engineering or physical science.
Process data for analysis, using computers.
Reduce raw data to meaningful terms, using the most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods.
Translate data into numbers, equations, flow charts, graphs, or other forms.
Confer with scientific or engineering personnel to plan projects.
Modify standard formulas so that they conform to project needs and data processing methods.
Computer laser printers
Computer data input scanners
IBM SPSS Statistics
The MathWorks MATLAB
Data mining softwareAll Technologies
Design Science MathType
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Mathematical Reasoning
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Cognitive Abilities › Quantitative Abilities › Number Facility
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension