Industrial Engineering Technicians


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Industrial Engineering Technicians

Introduction

Industrial engineering technicians assist industrial engineers in their duties: they collect and analyze data and make recommendations for the efficient use of personnel, materials, and machines to produce goods or to provide services. They may study the time, movements, and methods a worker uses to accomplish daily tasks in production, maintenance, or clerical areas.

Industrial engineering technicians prepare charts to illustrate workflow, floor layouts, materials handling, and machine utilization. They make statistical stud...

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Median Salary

$55,460

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Internship or co-op


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

Salaries for industrial engineering technicians vary according to the product being manufactured, geographic location, and the education and skills of the technician. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in May 2018, industrial engineering technicians earned salaries that ranged from less than $34,920 to more than $88,340, with a median salary of $55,460. Industrial engineerin...

Work Environment

Industrial engineering technicians generally work indoors. Depending on their jobs, they may work in the shop or office areas or in both. The type of plant facilities depends on the product. For example, an electronics plant producing small electronic products requiring very exacting tolerances has very clean working conditions.

Industrial engineering technicians often travel to other lo...

Outlook

Little or no change in employment is expected for industrial engineering technicians through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, primarily because of expected declines in manufacturing industries, such as semiconductor and other electronic components, rubber products, and steel products. Opportunities will be best for individuals who have up-to-date skills. As technology becomes mo...

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