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Engineering - Test Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Supervises and conducts research and/or experiments leading to improvements to current products and development of new ones. This position is responsible for specific project work related to any number of tasks affecting the outcome of component integrity. May conduct quality tests on current products testing for performance safety factors, temperature conditions, strength of specific parts and determination of proper lubricants.

Work Settings

Office and lab or shop setting


BS in engineering, or training in vocational schools or an associate's degree with related on-the-job experience

Job Outlook

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Average annual earnings in CNY in 2005 were $59,253 with an average annual bonus of $2,832. The bottom quartile was $53,550 and the top quartile was $58,337.

Work Schedule

The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.