What does an Industrial Engineering Technician do?

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.

Jobs Roles

  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Recommend modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, or machine utilization.
  • Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.
  • Initiate or participate in emergency response procedures to contain, secure, or clean spills of hazardous materials.
  • Monitor environmental management systems for compliance with environmental policies, programs, or regulations.
  • Operate industrial hygiene equipment in manufacturing environments to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants.
  • Design new equipment or materials or recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
  • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
  • Apply statistical quality control procedures to production test data.
  • Order and purchase manufacturing equipment for production operations.
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