Our technologists have
the ability to help guide your business to ensure that the right decisions are made
during a project.
How a technologist can
The challenge that the
general engineering companies are facing is that clients are demanding more industry
specific expertise. Hence the third talent was identified, a strong interest in
a specific area of business, e.g. Critical trading systems, Hybrid control systems.
This has forced engineering companies into specialisation, which has led to their
consultants actually being expert in the client’s business, more so than being a
Engineering, Programming or Database expert. Increasingly specific technological
competence is becoming secondary. Brightness and experience taking care of that,
along with the general ‘dumbing down’ of development tools. Such people can actually
advise the business on the pros and cons of building a system. It is not uncommon
to hear them talk about ROI (return on investment) and
(cost savings per transaction).
Organisations have always
had the need for Technologists, but many continue to look for an interest in technology
talent alone; much to their disappointment. Most people agree that the day of the
industrial geek is coming to an end. In the medium term, companies that wake up
to the fact that the ‘triple talented’ Technologist is only the way forward, will
be at a distinct competitive advantage. The technologist approaches the solution
of problems in applied science and engineering technology with a comprehensive understanding
of a specific field of technology. The technologist evaluates assignments, establishes
objectives, defines problems, and decides upon procedures and actions for their
accomplishment or resolution.
The technologist may
be called upon to undertake a variety of duties, including:
Design equipment, processes or systems; Interpret and prepare specifications, technical
drawings or instructions;
Prepare estimates and manage projects;
Specify tests, conduct non-routine tests, develop prototypes, operate (larger) pilot
plants, troubleshoot complex equipment, resolve production or construction difficulties,
compile experimental data and prepare reports;
Supervise, train, coordinate, and assume administrative responsibility for the work
Participate in short and long range planning;
Carry out studies, make calculations, prepare or develop programs, provide instructions
and implement projects.