What does an Industrial Engineering Technologist do?

Assist industrial engineers in such activities as quality control, inventory control, or material flow methods. May conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.

Jobs Roles

  • Interpret engineering drawings, sketches, or diagrams.
  • Prepare schedules for equipment use or routine maintenance.
  • Request equipment upgrades or purchases.
  • Supervise production workers.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Oversee or inspect production processes.
  • Prepare reports regarding inventories of raw materials or finished products.
  • Modify equipment or processes to improve resource or cost efficiency.
  • Develop or conduct quality control tests to ensure consistent production quality.
  • Compile operational data to develop cost or time estimates, schedules, or specifications.
  • Collect and analyze data related to quality or industrial health and safety programs.
  • Analyze operational, production, economic, or other data, using statistical procedures.
  • Prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Plan the flow of work or materials to maximize efficiency.
  • Monitor and control inventory.
  • Conduct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve worker efficiency.
  • Design plant or production facility layouts.
  • Develop or implement programs to address problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality.
  • Analyze, estimate, or report production costs.
  • Analyze material flows or supply chains to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and conserve energy.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Develop computerized diagnostic tools to integrate measurements in real time and reduce production downtime.
  • Integrate high-speed loops and advanced control algorithms with graphical system designs to improve the efficiency of production operations.
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