What Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians Do
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.
Other Job Titles Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians May Have
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
A great day at work would be having a small team meeting in the morning with my co-workers and going over the daily tasks that everyone has to complete. You would see a team working together, having fun and making team decisions.
I help run our DMLM (Digital Melting Laser Machines) machines. We create a part that is built by combining a metal powder with the process of a laser melting that powder and adhering it to a stainless steel plate. Once that process is completed we remove the powder from the machine, revealing a group of parts that will go on to be used in the assembly of aircraft engines that carry people near and far!
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
Level of Education Attained by Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Some college, no degree (31%)
There are so many paths you can take to get into my career, so I would say find the one skill or field that you like and specialize in it. I would recommend attending a technical school to gain some skills and then move on to pursuing your 4-year degree if needed.
If you find a career that you are interested in or have a feel for, you need to make a plan and get the education situated for that career where you will graduate and have the knowledge of what you are interested to help you get your foot in the door. Normally the job that you get to get your foot in the door will be smaller level from your career, but having the experience is a good idea to have for your field.
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