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Research and Development Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Research and Development Technicians participate in R&D activities by performing scientific and technical tasks involving the application of concepts and operational methods, and usually under the supervision of R&D engineers.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical skills

Research and Development Technicians must be able to analyse the experimental findings and present the technical reports to the R&D engineers.

Technical skills

Research and Development Technicians must possess the ability to carry out scientific and technical experiments and analysis according to the instruction of the R&D engineers.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised higher diploma or bachelor's degree in an engineering/ technology specialty or a professional qualification.

Experience

  • at least 1-2 years' relevant experience is required.

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Research and Development Technicians generally work in offices or laboratories.

Tools

  • Electronics tester
  • Oscilloscope

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