USDOL The Occupational Information Network Database - Request

Dear Colleagues:

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Manufacturing Engineers. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at

You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public. 

O*NET Description of Manufacturing Engineers: Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs. 

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. This time can include supervising, teaching, or training, if you have at least one year working as a Manufacturing Engineer during your career. 
  • You are currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S. 

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Jim Rose at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor ( or 919-926-6584
Please provide the following:

  • Name
  • SME Chapter - 233
  • Address with city and state 
  • Daytime phone number 
  • Email address 

Process and Participation Incentive: 
A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires (paper or online versions available). Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive $40.00 in cash and a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support. 


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