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Industrial Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.05

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Associate Product Integrity Engineer
  • Head of Operation and Logistics
  • Liaison Engineer
  • Manager, Asset Management
  • Materials Planner/Production Planner
  • Planner/Scheduler
  • Production Control Supervisor
  • Quality Management Coordinator
  • Quality Tech
  • Senior Quality Methods Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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  • Analyze material flows or supply chains to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and conserve energy.
  • Analyze operational, production, economic, or other data, using statistical procedures.
  • Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.
  • Collect and analyze data related to quality or industrial health and safety programs.
  • Compile operational data to develop cost or time estimates, schedules, or specifications.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Conduct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve worker efficiency.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Design plant or production facility layouts.
  • Develop computerized diagnostic tools to integrate measurements in real time and reduce production downtime.
  • Develop or conduct quality control tests to ensure consistent production quality.
  • Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.
  • Integrate high-speed loops and advanced control algorithms with graphical system designs to improve the efficiency of production operations.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, sketches, or diagrams.
  • Modify equipment or processes to improve resource or cost efficiency.
  • Monitor and control inventory.
  • Oversee or inspect production processes.
  • Plan the flow of work or materials to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Prepare reports regarding inventories of raw materials or finished products.
  • Prepare schedules for equipment use or routine maintenance.
  • Request equipment upgrades or purchases.
  • Supervise production workers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Design structures or facilities.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Investigate safety of work environment.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Supervise production or support personnel.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Industrial Engineer