Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Most industrial engineering technicians work in manufacturing industries. Most work full time.
Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate's degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges or technical institutes typically offer associate's degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.
The median annual wage for industrial engineering technicians was $53,780 in May 2015.
Employment of industrial engineering technicians is projected to decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. This is due in large part to projected declines in the manufacturing industries that employ them.
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