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Industrial Engineering Technicians

Industrial Engineering Technicians
Quick Facts : Industrial Engineering Technicians*
2010 Median Pay$48,210
Entry Level EducationAssociate's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201262,500
Job Outlook4% (Slower than average)
Employment Change2,600

Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers to devise processes to better employ resources at work sites. As assistants to industrial engineers, they help prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

What Industrial Engineering Technicians Do

  • Suggest revisions for methods of operation, material handling, or equipment layout
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, and formulas
  • Confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards
  • Help plan work assignments, taking into account worker performance, machine capacity, and production schedules
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, how materials are handled and how machines are used

Work Environment

Industrial engineering technicians work in various industries and businesses to coordinate activities that ensure the quality of final products or services. Most work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of industrial engineering technicians is expected to grow 4 percent between 2010 and 2020 with sustained demand for industrial engineering technicians? services in most industries, including nonprofits.
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In May 2010 the average salary of industrial engineering technicians was $48,210.
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Becoming a Industrial Engineering Technicians

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate's degree or postsecondary certificate. Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.
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