Industrial Engineering Technologists & Technicians

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Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Technology Analyst, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician), Quality Technician

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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:
  • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • product and service development

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

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



  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Bentley MicroStation Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot Technology

Desktop communications software

  • Eko

Industrial control software

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • VIA Information Tools MAN-IT


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

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