MOS 1361 Engineer Assistant

MOS 1361 Engineer Assistant

MOS Description

Engineer Assistants perform various duties incidental to construction design, planning, estimating, and management. Personnel assigned this MOS are trained to use optical reading/electronic total station survey instruments to establish the horizontal and vertical alignment/layout for construction projects. In addition, they are trained to use manual/Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) methods of preparing architectural/mechanical/ civil drawings, to include computations for bills of material/earthwork volumes.

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Click here to go to Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) is an entry-level certification. The CDT is a prerequisite to CSI's other certification offerings. The CDT allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the construction process, contractual relationships, and construction documents. To earn a CDT certification, candidates must have a high school diploma/GED and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Building Plans Examiner - B3 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Building Plans Examiner – B3 certification is for candidates who review and examine building construction documents for conformity to building codes and regulations set by the jurisdiction within which the building stands. The Building Plans Examiner reviews plans for any size building in any occupancy classification and understands building planning, footings, foundations, floor construction, wall construction, coverings, roof, ceiling, and public safety construction as it applies to building code compliance. There are no prerequisite educational or experience requirements, but candidates should have technical knowledge in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates must pass a written exam.

 

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners and project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must meet educational requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Autodesk, AutoCAD Certified User demonstrates competency in computer-aided design (CAD). Candidates should have knowledge of the basic use of the AutoCAD software as well as basic drafting and design techniques. Candidates must meet experience requirements to earn this credential. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Rigger I certification validates a rigger’s skill and ability to handle and move loads. The Rigger Level I is qualified in a trade or craft and may hold a title as iron worker, millwright, mechanic, electrician, mason, laborer, longshoreman, boilermaker, lineman or pipe fitter. There are no prerequisites for this certification, but crane operators must be at least 18 years of age, and abide by NCCCO’s substance abuse policy and code of ethics. Candidates must pass a practical exam and a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Signalperson certification is for candidates who use hand and voice signals in crane operation. Candidates must possess basic knowledge of crane operations, situational awareness and understand safety standards and regulations. Candidates must pass a written and practical exam.

 

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC), Rigger/Signalperson Certification covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition of "qualified rigger." Rigger/Signalperson candidates must have at least one year of safe rigging and signaling experience, meet physical qualification requirements, and comply with the CIC Code of Ethics and Substance Abuse Policy. Candidates must also pass both a written exam and a practical hand signal exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Soil - Level I is an entry-level credential for field and laboratory technicians engaged in the testing and inspection of construction soil. Level I technicians must demonstrate an understanding of engineering properties of construction materials used in roads, buildings, and related civil engineering projects. In addition, Level Is must be knowledgeable about testing specifications, methods, practices, and materials assessment. Candidates must pass a written exam and provide a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements. A practical exam is optional.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Soil - Level II is a mid-level credential for field and laboratory technicians engaged in the testing and inspection of construction soil. Under supervision and following safe work practices, candidates are required to determine sampling frequencies and procedures, collect samples, perform conduct soils tests, observe soils construction operations, analyze job hazards, calibrate equipment, verify equipment operation, perform basic math calculations, understand statistical concepts, and report test results and observations to engineers. Candidates must pass an exam and provide a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements. A performance exam is optional.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Construction Materials Testing: Soil - Level III is an intermediate-level credential for field and laboratory technicians engaged in the testing and inspection of construction soil. Candidates must demonstrate that they can create sampling programs, choose appropriate tests, conduct complex soils laboratory and field testing, perform soils stabilization mix designs, observe complex construction of fill, shallow and deep foundations, troubleshoot problem areas, assess materials and conditions and provide recommendations, supervise maintenance and calibration, maintain records and produce reports. Candidates must pass a written exam and provide a supervisor’s verification of satisfying experience requirements. A practical exam is optional.

 

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The Architectural Apprentice Drafter certification is part of an examination system which the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) developed almost 20 years ago to establish a credentialing system based on an individual's competency level. It is recommended that the recipient have one year of on-the-job training or 400-600 Contact Hours of practical discipline specific education before applying.
Click here to go to Mechanical Apprentice Drafter COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), Mechanical Apprentice Drafter is an entry-level engineering certification for individuals who seek professionalization in mechanical drafting. Mechanical Apprentice Drafter applicants are required to meet training requirements and must take the exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), Architectural Certified Drafter (ACD) certification is part of an examination system developed to establish an individual's competency level. ADDA does not have any eligibility requirements for the ACD examination; however, it is recommended that candidates complete two years of on-the-job training or 800 - 1200 contact hours of practical discipline specific education. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Mechanical Certified Drafter COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), Mechanical Certified Drafter (MCD) certification is part of an examination system developed to establish an individual's competency level. ADDA does not have any eligibility requirements for the MCD examination; however, it is recommended that candidates complete two years of on-the-job training or 800 - 1200 contact hours of practical discipline specific education. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Level I is an entry-level credential for professionals who have basic knowledge of field operations and procedures used in survey work; additional skills required include computational ability, survey note taking, drafting/CAD and map reading. Candidates for the CST Level I credential should be familiar with various types of surveys and survey field equipment. In addition to surveyor skills, candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge of basic first aid and safety requirements. Candidates for the CST are required to pass the written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Field Track Level II is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who have experience in survey field operations and procedures used in survey work. Candidates for the CST Field Track Level II credential are required to demonstrate detailed knowledge of survey computations, types of surveys, field operations, and applications of standard field equipment. Candidates should also be familiar with comprehensive field note taking, plan reading, and preparation. Candidates must take and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Office Track Level II COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Certified Survey Technician (CST) - Office Track Level II is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who have experience in survey field operations and procedures used in survey work. Candidates for the CST Office Track Level II credential should be familiar with various types of surveys and survey field equipment, field operations, and demonstrating detailed knowledge of survey computations. Candidates must have knowledge of the principles of the profession and the ability to use hardware and software-based tools needed in survey work. Candidates are expected to be familiar with comprehensive field note taking, plan reading and preparation. Candidates must take and pass an exam.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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