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Industrial Engineering Technicians - 17-3026.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Analyst
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Methods Engineer
  • Process Documentation and Methods Analyst
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Production Staff Worker
  • Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Apply statistical quality control procedures to production test data.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.
  • Initiate or participate in emergency response procedures to contain, secure, or clean spills of hazardous materials.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.
  • Monitor environmental management systems for compliance with environmental policies, programs, or regulations.
  • Operate industrial hygiene equipment in manufacturing environments to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants.
  • Order and purchase manufacturing equipment for production operations.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, or machine utilization.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Recommend modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Analyze test or validation data.
  • Assess product or process usefulness.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information.
  • Inspect operational processes.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Torpedoman's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Quality Control Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Personnel Quality Assurance Auditor
  • Quality Control Technician