Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Education, Training and Experience

Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years

On-Site or In-Plant Training: Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years

On-the-Job Training: Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year

Detailed Work Activities

  • Inspect equipment or systems.
  • Update technical knowledge.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Document technical design details.

Work Values

Achievement

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Working Conditions

Recognition

Relationships

Support

Independence

Tasks

  • 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.

Work Styles

Achievement/Effort

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Persistence

Initiative

Leadership

Cooperation

Concern for Others

Social Orientation

Self-Control

Stress Tolerance

Adaptability/Flexibility

Dependability

Attention to Detail

Integrity

Independence

Innovation

Analytical Thinking

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