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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

What they do:
Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
On the job, you would:
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Identify and implement new manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • using math to solve problems
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • MASS Group FactoryLink SCADA HMI
  • National Instruments NI-DAQmx
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Kubotek CADKEY Wireframe
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Cimatron Group GibbsCAM
  • Delcam software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$60,560
per year, on average
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