Additional Engineering Career Descriptions

Bat Engineer (Curtis Cruz & Becky O’Hara) – Mechanical Engineer

Design Engineer (Connie Yang) – Mechanical Engineer

Flight Systems Engineer (Tracy Drain & Allison Bolinger) – a combination of many other types of engineering including Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical) Systems Engineers need to know what everyone is doing and how it all fits together.

Lead Engineer (Mark Caylao) – Aerospace Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer – Mechanical Engineer

Mechatronic engineer

Mechatronics engineering combines electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and control engineering.

Mechatronics engineers typically act as the link between technicians and engineers, and work from conception of a project to the completion of the project. They also assist with design, development, and testing of electrical or electronic equipment. When mechanical equipment includes electrical or electronics components (which nowadays is very likely), mechatronics engineers also design, develop, and test that machinery.

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Oceanographic Engineer – Ocean Engineer or see Robotics Engineer

Packaging Engineer

Packaging engineers develop packaging for a company’s products, with the goal of making the package both functional and cost-effective. They choose the materials, methods and machinery that go into the production of packaging supplies, and they develop production methods that eliminate waste and unnecessary spending. Travel is often required. These engineers need good communication skills so they can interact effectively with other engineers and with various business professionals.

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Race Car Driver/Mechanic (Arie and Griffen Ouimet) – Although they are not engineers, they have a mentor named Dave Davidson who is a Mechanical Engineer. Use that description.

Robotics Engineer

Essentially robotics engineering is a combination of computer science, electronics, programming, signal processing and systems engineering. It’s important to understand that a career in robotics doesn’t mean you will be building the next R2D2. In the main robotics are largely used for the automation of repetitive tasks such as those associated with production lines in manufacturing environments e.g. vehicle production. (downloaded from

Spacewalk Flight Controller and Trainer (Allison Bolinger)– see Flight Systems Engineer

Structural Engineer – Civil Engineer

Tissue Engineer (Dr. Howard Pryor)- Biomedical Engineer