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Industrial Engineering Technicians

Overview

Industrial engineering technicians assist industrial engineers in their duties: they collect and analyze data and make recommendations for the efficient use of personnel, materials, and machines to produce goods or to provide services. They may study the time, movements, and methods a worker uses to accomplish daily tasks in production, maintenance, or clerical areas.

Industrial engineering technicians prepare charts to illustrate workflow, floor layouts, materials handling, and machine utilization. They make statistical studies, analyze production costs, prepare layouts of machinery and equipment, help plan work flow and work assignments, and recommend revisions to revamp production methods or improve standards. As part of their job, industrial engineering technicians often use equipment such as computers, timers, and video cameras. There are approximately 68,300 industrial engineering technicians employed in the United States. Technicians who specialize in assessing manufacturing processes to improve product quality and profitability are known as manufacturing engineering technicians. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
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