Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician
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What Do They Do?An industrial engineering technologist and technician could...
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Industrial engineering technicians and technologists work in a lot of different places. They work side by side with engineers to set up and fix processes and machines. Do you like to work with puzzles? If so, you could apply problem solving skills to helping companies improve the way they make products or serve customers. Whether you'd like to work in a factory, office, repair shop or healthcare organization, there is a place for you as an Industrial Engineering Technician or Technologist.
Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of an Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician?
- Reading Comprehension: ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening: ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking: ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Complex Problem Solving: ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Monitoring: ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Systems Analysis: ? Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Systems Evaluation: ? Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Time Management: ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Speaking: ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Operations Analysis: ? Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Core TasksThink about if you'd like the typical tasks an Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician might do:
- Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
- Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
- 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.
- Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
- Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.
- Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.
- Assist engineers in developing, building, or testing prototypes or new products, processes, or procedures.
- Calibrate or adjust equipment to ensure quality production, using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors, or ring gauges.
- Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
- Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
- Create or interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, formulas, or blueprints for management or engineering staff.
- Design plant layouts or production facilities.
- Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
- Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.
- Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.
- Develop sustainable manufacturing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize raw material use, replace toxic materials with non-toxic materials, replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials, or reduce waste.
- Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
- Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
- Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
- Oversee or inspect production processes.
- Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Prepare production documents, such as standard operating procedures, manufacturing batch records, inventory reports, or productivity reports.
- Provide advice or training to other technicians.
- Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
- Select cleaning materials, tools, or equipment.
- Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
- Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures.
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