DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians
Occupational Description: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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||1,850||201||$26.60/hr||$0.31/hr||$19.54/hr||$22.28/hr||$26.24/hr||$30.51/hr||$35.30/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers||4,750||$18.42/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Industrial Engineering Technicians
- Studies time, motion, methods, and speed involved in maintenance, production, and other operations to establish standard production rate and improve efficiency.
- Prepares charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization.
- Observes workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate, using timing devices.
- Recommends revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
- Observes worker using equipment to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards.
- Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
- Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.
- Aids in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
- Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for performance characteristics and adherence to specifications.
- Compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
- Reads worker logs, product processing sheets, and specification sheets, to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
- Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
- Recommends modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
- Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.