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Product Safety Engineers Print

Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.

    Work Activities
    • Investigate causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses related to product usage to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
    • Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.
    • Report accident investigation findings.
    • Evaluate product designs for safety.
    • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
    • Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
    • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
    • Provide expert testimony in litigation cases.
    • Develop industry standards of product safety.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • 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.

    • Deductive Reasoning

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

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge
    • 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.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $88,050/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $42.33/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 530
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    Tools
    • Voltage or current meters
    • Torsion testers
    • Shock testing apparatus
    • Instrument transformers
    • Calorimeters
    Technology
    • Presentation software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Compliance software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.