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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

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Design and implement radio frequency identification device RFID systems used to track shipments or goods.

    Work Activities
    • Identify operational requirements for new systems to inform selection of technological solutions.
    • Integrate tags, readers, or software in radio frequency identification device (RFID) designs.
    • Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
    • Test radio frequency identification device (RFID) software to ensure proper functioning.
    • Select appropriate radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags and determine placement locations.
    • Perform site analyses to determine system configurations, processes to be impacted, or on-site obstacles to technology implementation.
    • Perform acceptance testing on newly installed or updated systems.
    • Determine means of integrating radio frequency identification device (RFID) into other applications.
    • Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
    • Collect data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
    • Install, test, or maintain radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
    • Test tags or labels to ensure readability.
    • Determine usefulness of new radio frequency identification device (RFID) technologies.
    • Verify compliance of developed applications with architectural standards and established practices.
    • Train users in details of system operation.
    • Develop process flows, work instructions, or standard operating procedures for radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems.
    • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of industry research about new technologies.
    • Document equipment or process details of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
    • Define and compare possible radio frequency identification device (RFID) solutions to inform selection for specific projects.
    • Create simulations or models of radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems to provide information for selection and configuration.
    • Analyze radio frequency identification device (RFID)-related supply chain data.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • 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.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • 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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $96,220/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $46.26/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,770
    • Yearly Projected Openings 260
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Achievement/Effort
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    Technology
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