CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards.
 
Study time, motion, methods, and speed involved in maintenance, production, and other operations to establish standard production rate and improve efficiency.
 
Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
 
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, and anticipated delays.
 
Observe worker using equipment to verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards.
 
Observe workers operating equipment or performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rate using timing devices.
 
Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilization.
 
Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
 
Read worker logs, product processing sheets, and specification sheets, to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
 
Prepare graphs or charts of data or enter data into computer for analysis.
 
Record test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.
 
Select products for tests at specified stages in production process, and test products for performance characteristics and adherence to specifications.
 
Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
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.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
 
Computerized numerical control CNC machine software Industrial control software
 
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Kinematic Engineering MicroMeasure IV Industrial control software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
ProModel software Analytical or scientific software
 
SolidWorks CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Statistical software Analytical or scientific software
 
Wilcox Associates PC-DMIS Analytical or scientific software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Computer numerical controlled CNC milling machines Milling cutters
 
Computerized numerical control CNC lathes Lathes
 
Coordinate measuring machines CMM Coordinate measuring machines CMM
 
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
 
Digital video cameras Digital camcorders or video cameras
 
Direct computer-controlled coordinate measuring machines DCC-CMM Coordinate measuring machines CMM
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Gauge blocks Gage block set
 
Optical comparators Comparators
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Plotters Plotter printers
 
Scissor lifts Scissor lift
 
Toolmaker's microscopes Monocular microscopes
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
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Cellophane Tester
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Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineering Analyst
Industrial Engineering Technician
Industrial Technician
Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Technician
Materials Planner
Methods Study Analyst
Methods Time Analyst
Motion Study Analyst
Motion Study Engineer
Motion Study Technician
Paper Tester
Personnel Quality Assurance Auditor
Plant Facilities Technician
Process Documentation and Methods Analyst
Production Analyst
Production Control Analyst
Production Control Technologist
Production Planner
Production Staff Worker
Project Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager)
Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)
Quality Control Technician
Quality Controller
Quality Process Engineer
Soda Tester
Solar Hot Water Heater Manufacturing Technician
Time Motion Analyst
Time Study Analyst
Time Study Observer
Time Study Technician
Time Study Technologist
Tool Representative
Woolen Tester
Yarn Tester
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
 
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