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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.06

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Business Process Analyst
  • Manufacturing Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Technology Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze manufacturing supply chains to identify opportunities for increased efficiency in the acquisition of raw materials.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Design plant layouts or production facilities.
  • Design plant or production layouts that minimize environmental impacts.
  • Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
  • Develop processes to recover, recycle, or reuse waste or scrap materials from manufacturing operations.
  • 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.
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs.
  • Evaluate current or proposed manufacturing processes or practices for environmental sustainability, considering factors such as green house gas emissions, air pollution, water pollution, energy use, or waste creation.
  • Evaluate manufacturing equipment, materials, or components.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Identify or implement new or sustainable manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.
  • Install manufacturing engineering equipment.
  • Monitor manufacturing operations to ensure adherence to environmental policies and practices.
  • Monitor manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.
  • Operate complex processing equipment.
  • Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance.
  • Plan, estimate, or schedule production work.
  • 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.
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
  • Train manufacturing technicians on environmental protection topics.
  • Train manufacturing technicians on topics such as safety, health, fire prevention, or quality.
  • Verify weights, measurements, counts, or calculations and record results on batch records.

Detailed Work Activities

  • 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.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Develop operational methods or processes that use green materials or emphasize sustainability.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Direct quality control activities.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate time requirements for development or production projects.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • 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.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Select project materials.
  • Teach safety standards or environmental compliance methods.
  • Verify mathematical calculations.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manufacturing Engineer