Accession Number : AD0602447

Title :   ELECTRONIC ENGINEER JOB TYPES IN THE AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Harding,Francis D. ; Downey,Robert L. ,Jr.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : As a basis for developing carreer-progression patterns for engineering officers, each electronics engineer working within the systems command completed a check-list of his job activities and a questionnaire about appropriate training, previous experience, and the most desirable next assignment. By a computerized grouping technique, the 1664 individuals responding were clustered into 14 job types. Each job type is described by the pattern of job activities performed and the consensus about desirable previous experience and future assignments. These descriptions show that over 70% of the electronics engineers work as project officers, contract managers, and administrators rather than at instrumentation and research. The consensus of the respondents was that R and D or engineering management training and experience are important prerequisites for job types such as project officer and program administrator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, ENGINEERS), (*ENGINEERS, ELECTRONICS), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, EDUCATION, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTION, COMPUTERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE