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Industrial Engineering Technicians
(SOC Code : 17-3026)
in California

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May study and record time, motion, method, and speed involved in performance of production, maintenance, clerical, and other worker operations for such purposes as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Associate degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20171st Qtr$32.74$24.03$31.05$40.06

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 20244,1004,4003007.3130

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Engineering Services 19,99812.1%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 26311.9%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,6468.9%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 2,5837.7%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0847.5%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 4155.7%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,4104.7%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 3983.8%
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing1,4183.2%
Primary Metal Manufacturing 6012.8%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9,0581.8%
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg 9221.8%
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery 7231.8%
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg 1,2061.7%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 1,0791.6%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4701.4%
Household and Institutional Furniture 2,4041.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Operate industrial hygiene equipment in manufacturing environments to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants.
Evaluate industrial operations for compliance with permits or regulations related to the generation, storage, treatment, transportation, or disposal of hazardous materials or waste.
Monitor environmental management systems for compliance with environmental policies, programs, or regulations.
Initiate or participate in emergency response procedures to contain, secure, or clean spills of hazardous materials.
Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
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.
Observe worker using equipment to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards.
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
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.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Engineering Technicians; Industrial Technicians; Manufacturing Engineering Technicians; Process Engineering Technicians; and Reliability Engineering Technicians
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