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Industrial Engineering Technicians

Analytical skills
Find solutions
Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Detail oriented
Sweat the small stuff
Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.
Math skills
Numbers matter
Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Job Description

Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

Industrial engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Suggest revisions to methods of operation
  • Interpret engineering schematic diagrams
  • Help determine quality and reliability standards
  • Recommend changes to production standards
  • Help plan work assignments
  • Collect data to assist in process improvement

Industrial engineering technicians study the time and steps workers take to do a task (time and motion studies). To set reasonable production rates, they consider how workers perform operations such as maintenance, production, and service.

They also observe workers and make sure that equipment is being used and maintained according to quality assurance standards. They then evaluate the resulting data to recommend or justify changes to the operations or to the standards for improving quality and efficiency.

Job Outlook

Median Pay – $53,780
2 Year Associate’s Degree
No Related Work Experience
Moderate-term on-the-job training
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Make $50,595
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Make $56,882
The industries that hired the most were:

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

17%

Transportation equipment manufacturing

15%

Machinery manufacturing

8%

EDUCATION & TRAINING

TCAT

TN College of Applied Technology - Chattanooga

THE PROGRAM

  • Program Length – 1 year (diploma)
  • Job Placement – 90%
  • Average Earnings – $36,570 / yr
  • Cost – $4,705

The mission of the program is to provide technical instruction and skill development that will enable students to become gainfully employed in the welding field. Highly individualized instruction provides for both classroom instruction and practical work experience using hand tools, fabrication shop equipment and welding equipment. The major emphasis of the program is placed on safety, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Welding is a detail oriented technology. Close attention must be made in all areas of welding, cutting, metal preparation, and fabrication.

Class room and shop experiences focus on construction trades, manufacturing, and industrial welding. Students learn about safety, metallurgy, mathematics and print reading.

THE PROGRAM

  • Time Commitment – Full Time
  • Program Length – 1 Year
  • Average Pay – $53,780 / yr

Advance, Cleveland State’s block scheduling format, offers working adults a convenient way to obtain a college certificate or degree taking classes with the same core group of students.  Cleveland State is now offering a block schedule for Technical Certificates in Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance and Process Control.  If your time is limited but you are committed to attending college to increase your technical skills, the Advance Technical Certificate Program is for you!

Advantages:

  • Students will be in class with “like-minded” people, who are focused, self-disciplined, and want to earn their certificate.
  • Networking Opportunities—students form strong connections with other working students/professionals.
  • Students know upfront their scheduling for the entire program.

Benefits:

  • Working toward a certificate or degree as a group has been proven to dramatically  improve retention and graduation rates.
  • Faculty are committed to helping students achieve their individual goals.
  • Earning your technical certificate opens doors for promotion within your organization or a new career.
  • The courses in this certificate program will apply to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Technology.

Cleveland State

Cleveland State Community College