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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

Also called: Business Process Analyst, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Technology Analyst, Product Manager

What they do:
Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
On the job, you would:
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.
  • Monitor manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
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
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • 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 Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA Hot Technology
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software Hot Technology
  • Cimatron Group GibbsCAM
  • Delcam

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$62,330
$34,690
$95,960
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