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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29240 Mathematical Technician

Applies standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment and products. Confers with professional, scientific, and engineering personnel to plan project. Analyzes raw data recorded on magnetic tape, punched cards, photographic film or other media. Selects most practical and accurate combination and sequence of computational methods using algebra, trigonometry, geometry, vector analysis and calculus to reduce raw data to meaningful and manageable terms. Selects most economical and reliable combination of manual, mechanical, or electronic data processing methods and equipment consistent with data reduction requirements. Modifies standard formulas to conform to data processing method selected. Translates data into numerical values, equations, flow charts, graphs or other media. Analyzes processed data to detect errors. May operate card punching or sorting machines, calculators, or data processing equipment.