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Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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At A Glance: Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Industrial engineering technologists and technicians assist industrial engineers in their duties, including conducting statistical studies and analyzing production costs. Such workers require several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Industrial engineering technologists and technicians earn approximately $30.38 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 5% to 9% per year.

Entry Level Requirements



To become an entry-level industrial engineering technologist and/or technician, a student must complete a certificate or associate's degree program.
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The job concentration is

10% Higher
than average for the manufacturing industry in the Tri-State area.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $17 - $43/HR.

Job Details: Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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Commonly Performed Tasks

Industrial engineering technologists and technicians regularly help design and test new equipment and materials and compile and evaluate data to determine the quality of products. They have to establish production rates and improve efficiency, and often must interpret drawings, prints, diagrams, or formulas for other engineering staff.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, sketches, or diagrams
  • Plan the flow of work or materials to maximize efficiency
  • Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, quality, etc.
  • Modify equipment or processes to improve resource or cost efficiency
  • Oversee or inspect production processes

Required Job Skills

Industrial engineering technologists and technicians require specific skills to do their jobs effectively. They must be able to read and understand complex information, listen to others, and think critically to solve complex problems. They also must be able to monitor themselves, others, and organizations and use speech to communicate effectively.
  • Comprehend complex informational text and visuals
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Concentrate on a task without being distracted
  • Speaking

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Stark State College
Program: Applied Industrial Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Industrial Technology
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Robert Morris University
Program: Engineering - Industrial
Certification: Bachelor's Degree
Length: 4 Years

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