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Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

    Work Activities
    • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
    • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
    • 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.
    • Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.
    • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
    Skills
    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary 52940/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.45/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 3,220
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    Tools
    • Milling machines
    • Microcontrollers
    • Injection molding machines
    • Hardness testers
    • Calipers
    Technology
    • Industrial control software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.