Industrial Engineering Technicians:

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.

Also includes

Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,780.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,852
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.59 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test products for functionality or quality
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Test mechanical products or equipment
Conduct performance testing
Test engineering project equipment

Thinking Creatively

Establish employee performance standards
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor assembly quality
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor processes for compliance with standards
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations
Monitor engineering equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor performance of others

Getting Information

Review engineering codes and specifications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Determine factors affecting production processes
Analyze evidence or facts
Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities
Study time, motion, or work methods of workers

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Analyze organizational workflows

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Determine project methods and procedures
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Employ statistical process control procedures
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Prepare detailed work plans
Plan production processes
Prepare workflow chart
Determine tasks needed to complete machined products
Plan testing of engineering methods
Plan study of work problems or procedures

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Security Clearance
Occupational Health and Safety
Manufacturing Processes
Forklift Operation
Technical Support

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