Industrial Engineering Technicians

Industrial Engineering Technicians

Job Description:

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.

Associated Tasks:

  • Design new equipment or materials or recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
  • 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.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
  • Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Recommend modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $16.06
Median Hourly Earnings: $25.39
Experienced Earnings: $30.55
Typical Entry Level Education: Associate's degree

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 3,204
2022 Jobs 3,282
Average Annual Openings: 301 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 101
Job Categories

Engineering
Production

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Reading for Information: 4
Locating Information: 4
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Hard Skills

Packaging And Labeling         
Quality Control           
Product Quality Assurance    
Product Quality Control         
Food Safety