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Industrial Engineering Technicians

Also called: Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)

What they do:
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.
On the job, you would:
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Observe worker using equipment to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • ProModel software
  • Statistical software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$52,020
per year, on average
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