Industrial engineering technicians held about 66,500 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most industrial engineering technicians were as follows:
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing
Transportation equipment manufacturing
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing
Industrial engineers usually ask industrial engineering technicians to help carry out certain studies and make specific observations. Consequently, these technicians typically work at the location where products are manufactured or where services are delivered.
Industrial engineering technicians usually work standard schedules. Most work full time.