Industrial Engineering Technologists
SOC: 17-3029.05

Description:

Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
70,100 employed

Projected (2024):
69,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Advanced Computer Aided Design Specialist (Advanced CAD Specialist)
  • Advanced Diagnostics Engineering Specialist
  • Advanced Manufacturing Consultant
  • Assistant Manager Quality Management
  • Associate Product Integrity Engineer
  • Efficiency Analyst
  • Efficiency Expert
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Head of Operation and Logistics
  • Industrial Engineering Analyst
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Industrial Methods Consultant
  • Industrial Technologist
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Senior Specialist
  • Liaison Engineer
  • Manager, Asset Management
  • Manager, Operations and Procurement
  • Manufacturing Specialist
  • Material Scheduler
  • Materials Planner
  • Materials Planner/Production Planner
  • Methods Time Analyst
  • Motion Study Analyst
  • Planner/Scheduler
  • PPAP Coordinator
  • Process Documentation and Methods Analyst
  • Process Safety Engineering Technologist
  • Production Analyst
  • Production Control Analyst
  • Production Control Expert
  • Production Control Planner
  • Production Control Supervisor
  • Production Expert
  • Production Planner
  • Productivity Engineer
  • Project Leader
  • QA Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst)
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Control Director
  • Quality Control Expert
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Management Coordinator
  • Quality Tech
  • Real Time Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Senior Engineering Specialist
  • Senior Product Integrity Engineer
  • Senior Quality Engineer
  • Senior Quality Methods Specialist
  • Time Motion Analyst
  • Time Study Analyst
  • Traffic Rate Analyst


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Interpret engineering drawings, sketches, or diagrams.
  • Prepare schedules for equipment use or routine maintenance.
  • Request equipment upgrades or purchases.
  • Supervise production workers.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Oversee or inspect production processes.
  • Prepare reports regarding inventories of raw materials or finished products.
  • Modify equipment or processes to improve resource or cost efficiency.
  • Develop or conduct quality control tests to ensure consistent production quality.
  • Compile operational data to develop cost or time estimates, schedules, or specifications.
  • Collect and analyze data related to quality or industrial health and safety programs.
  • Analyze operational, production, economic, or other data, using statistical procedures.
  • Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Plan the flow of work or materials to maximize efficiency.
  • Monitor and control inventory.
  • Conduct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve worker efficiency.
  • Design plant or production facility layouts.
  • Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.
  • Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.
  • Analyze material flows or supply chains to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and conserve energy.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Develop computerized diagnostic tools to integrate measurements in real time and reduce production downtime.
  • Integrate high-speed loops and advanced control algorithms with graphical system designs to improve the efficiency of production operations.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air conditioning units
  • Air heaters
  • Belt conveyors
  • Bench grinders
  • Computerized numerical control CNC lathes
  • Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers
  • Coordinate measuring machines CMM
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital hardness testers
  • Dynamic actuators
  • Function generators
  • Heat exchangers
  • Horizontal milling machines
  • Impact testers
  • Laser scanners
  • Lathes
  • Manual hardness testers
  • Melting point apparatus
  • Milling machines
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Personal computers
  • Plastic injection molding machines
  • Plotters
  • Portable air compressors
  • Signal generators
  • Steam boilers
  • Surface grinding machines
  • Three-dimensional prototyping printer
  • Universal testing machines
  • Vacuum gauges
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Viscosity meters
  • Advanced Dimensional Management 3D-GD&T
  • Autodesk Algor Simulation
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code BASIC
  • Bentley Microstation
  • C
  • C++
  • Cimatron software
  • CNC Mastercam
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Computerized numerical control CNC software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
  • Database software
  • Delcam PowerMILL
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Email software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing software
  • Graphics editing software
  • IBM CATIA
  • IMSI Design TurboCAD software
  • InfinityQS software
  • Inlet Technologies Semaphore
  • Kubotek CADKEY Wireframe
  • Management information systems MIS software
  • Materials requirements planning MRP software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Minitab software
  • Planit software
  • Plant design management system PDMS software
  • Presentation software
  • Production planning software
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Rapid prototyping software
  • Rockwell Automation Arena
  • SAP software
  • Siemens PLM Software Solid Edge
  • Spreadsheet software
  • SPSS software
  • Stat-Ease Design-Expert
  • Statistical process control SPC software
  • Tebis Base
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • The MathWorks Simulink
  • Three-dimensional modeling software
  • Three-dimensional parametric design software
  • UNIX
  • Vectorworks Machine Design
  • Web browser software
  • Word processing software


  • architecture and engineering


    industry stats

    SOC: 17-0000

    Total Employed: 2,475,390

    Average Annual Salary: $82,980