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Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians - 17-3026.00

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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

  • Business Process Analyst
  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Analyst
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Technology Analyst
  • Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)
  • Quality Management Coordinator
  • Quality Technician
  • Service Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

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  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.
  • Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
  • Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
  • Create or interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, formulas, or blueprints for management or engineering staff.
  • Design plant layouts or production facilities.
  • Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
  • Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.
  • Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.
  • Develop sustainable manufacturing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize raw material use, replace toxic materials with non-toxic materials, replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials, or reduce waste.
  • Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
  • Oversee or inspect production processes.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports.
  • Provide advice or training to other technicians.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment.
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
  • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
  • 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 costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Assess product or process usefulness.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Design structures or facilities.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Direct quality control activities.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Inspect operational processes.
  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare drawings or diagrams of products or services.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • 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.
  • Select project materials.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Industrial Engineer
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