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SUB-MAJOR GROUP 31: PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
 


    Physical and engineering science associate professionals perform technical tasks connected with research and the application of concepts and operational methods in the field of physical science, as well as computing and engineering, or they control and operate technical equipment, fly aircraft, navigate ships, and investigate safety aspects of manufacturing and other processes and products.

    Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: undertaking and carrying out technical work in the field of physical science, as well as computing and engineering.- controlling and operating optical, electronic and related equipment and systems; flying aircraft and navigating ships; inspecting application of safety standards and procedures relating to structures, equipment, processes and products. They may receive guidance from Senior government officials, Managers or Professionals. Supervision of other workers may be included.

    Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

    311 Physical and engineering science technicians

    312 Computer associate professionals

    313 Optical and electronic equipment operators

    314 Ship and aircraft controllers and technicians

    315 Safety and quality inspectors

   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.