Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Summer 1998


Dragan Milosevic

Course Number

ETM 590


Developing the technical competence and job satisfaction of engineers in a manufacturing firm is clearly a critical component of the firm’s competitive edge. This study looks at these aspects of an engineer’s work life and career along with the issue of development of technical competence. This study of 20 manufacturing engineers and 20 design engineers from a full range of low to high technology companies endeavors to link job satisfaction with technical competence. A number of related issues are investigated and in the end much of the statistically significant results came from these peripheral areas.


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