Employment Screening for the Engineering Industry
The Engineering Industry has special demands when it comes to background screening for engineering applicants, especially those which require security clearances. Aside from a standard criminal record search, additional screening requirements often include verification of engineering licensure, education and degree verification’s, and also government watch database searches.
Crimcheck is your solution for all Engineering Sub-Industries, including:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Drilling Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Health and Safety Engineering
- Homeland Security and Defense Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Marine Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Network Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Packaging Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Process Engineering
- Quality Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Many large engineering firms are moving towards a new type of work force by increasing contract employees to up to 20% of total employee makeup. Especially in technological fields, the use of contract employees is growing. Contractors are of particular use if a client needs a particular expertise, but only for a short period of time, and these positions are often filled by engineering and technical staffing firms. Crimcheck specializes in screening for staffing firms, and we are aware of the specialized needs that affect their hiring processes, such as:
- Quick Turn-around time
- Government clearance watch lists
- Accurate, easy to read reporting
Professional Engineer – PE
Because the requirements are stringent and because there are some exemptions that allow engineers to work under the supervision of a PE, not all engineers become licensed.
Engineers who offer their services directly to the public must be licensed. These licensed engineers are called Professional Engineers (PE). To become licensed one must have a degree from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), four years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of a state examination. Requirements vary by state. If your position requires professional engineering licensure, Crimcheck can verify the PE license status.
It is extremely important to verify your engineering candidate’s credentials and degree are not only authentic but from accredited organizations.
Degrees from engineering colleges accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology)
Specialization – The candidate earns degrees from specific academic curricula.
- Mechanical Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Chemical Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Structural Engineers
- Industrial Engineers
Additionally, there are other specialty-engineering degrees which can be obtained including aeronautics, nuclear and computer engineering.
Crimcheck Recommended Services
Crimcheck can work with your organization to create a customized service package that fits your needs
Social Security Trace
Federal and Local Criminal Records
Professional License Verification
Federal Criminal and Bankruptcy
Judgments and Liens
OFAC and Multi-Agency Global Sanctions Check
Global Sanctions Check
The annual or ongoing background check process is being adopted by many employers, especially in professional fields that require licensing.
A repeat background check can be activated by an event or an annual date. The date of hire, traffic accident, altercation, or investigation can all be triggers for repeat of a background check.
Check out this Crimcheck article for more information on how you can automate your annual screening needs.
Engineering Employment Facts
Engineers held 1.5 million jobs, according to 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. The greatest number of these jobs were in electrical and electronics engineering (295,520), civil engineering (258,100), mechanical engineering (252,540) and industrial engineering (243,620).
Engineering Job Outlook
In general, engineering employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020, although outlook will vary by branch.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that environmental engineers will experience growth that is faster than the average for all occupations while biomedical engineers will experience growth that is much faster. Civil, petroleum, and geological and mining engineering will grow as fast as the average and industrial engineering will grow more slowly than the average.