Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.5% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree


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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Technical Associate ,

GE Aviation

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.

Technical Associate ,

GE Aviation

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.

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