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What are the key areas on which every Automobile Engineer works most of the times?

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RE: What are the key areas on which every Automobile Engineer works most of the times?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Automotive engineers are involved in the design, manufacture and operation of ground-based vehicles, such as motorcycles, automobiles, buses and trucks and their respective engineering subsystems.





They are involved in the whole product design lifecycle from the initial concept through to delivery, but generally work in one of three main areas:




  • design;


  • research and development;


  • production.



Automotive engineers need to have a combination of engineering and commercial skills in order to deliver projects within budget. Once established, they usually specialise in a particular area, for example structural design, exhaust systems or engines.





Automotive engineers usually specialise in a particular area of work. However, typical work activities may include:



  • designing and producing visual interpretations of automobiles and their components using computer-aided design packages;


  • deciding on the most appropriate materials for component production;


  • applying mechanical, thermodynamic, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical principles to resolve engineering problems and find appropriate solutions;


  • building prototypes of components, developing test procedures and conducting tests using software packages and physical testing methods;


  • researching, designing and developing machinery and systems for automobiles;


  • preparing material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications;


  • studying the energy, environmental and safety aspects of the planned work;


  • supervising and inspecting the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems in industrial facilities or plants;


  • investigating mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems;


  • supervising technicians, technologists and other engineers, and reviewing and approving designs, calculations and cost estimates;


  • liaising with suppliers and handling supply chain management issues;


  • taking responsibility for individual projects, managing associated budgets, production schedules and resources (including staff), and supervising quality control;


  • inspecting and even test driving vehicles and checking for faults.

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Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

The Indian Automobile Industry is going through a phase of rapid change and high growth. With new projects coming up on regular basis, the industry is undergoing technological change. the major players are expanding their plants and focusing on mass customization, mass production, etc.


Investment in Auto Sector:
Nearly every automobile company is investing at higher rate than ever to achieve high growth trajectory. The overall investment in the sector has been increasing quite rapidly. It is expected that by the end of 2015 Indian automobile Sector will be investing a huge amount as Rs. 35,000 crores.


Growth in the Sector:
At present the industry is enjoying a growth rate of 14-17% per annum, with domestic sales growth at 12.8%. the growth rate is predicted to double by 2015.

As it is seen, the total sales of passenger vehicle cars, utility vehicles, multi utility vehicles in the year has increased in such a way thet they have overtake Germany and Japan in Sales Volumes.

Financing schemes have become an important factor in the growth of automobile sales. More and more financial schemes are coming up with easy installment plans to lure the customers.

Apart from the domestic production, the industry is consistently focusing on the automobile exports. The Auto Component Segment is contributing a lot in the export arena. The liberalized policies of the government now making the companies go for more and more exports.


Employment in the Sector:
Investment is leading to the employment growth in the sector. With the emergence of new projects and introduction of technological advancements, the focus is more on the skilled and experienced human resource. The companies are looking for skilled and hardworking people who can give their best to the organization.

The Engineers in the Automotive or Electrical or Mechanical field are in demand. Some of the firms are going for automation, i.e. planning for CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems, are also recruiting people with IT specialization.


Job Roles:
The Areas in which Automobile Engineers work can be:
1. Development Engineer:
A Development Engineer has the responsibility for coordinating delivery of the engineering attributes of a complete automobile (bus, car, truck, van ,SUV, motocycle, etc) as dictated by the manufacturer, governmental regulations, and the customers who buys the product.

2. Aerodynamics Engineer:
will often give guidance to styling studio so that the shapes they design are aerodynamic, as well as attractive.

3. Body Engineer:
will also let the studio know if it is feasible to make the panels for their designs.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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