Industrial Engineering Technician
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work. They are employed by manufacturing and insurance companies, government departments, and establishments in other industries.
- Assist in developing, evaluating, and improving methods and procedures for production processes in an industrial facility;
- Participates in the set up and layout of production processes;
- Studies and records operations with respect to such factors as time, motion, method and speed to improve efficiencies or to establish production rates;
- Writes detailed descriptions of production processes currently in place;
- Evaluates production equipment;
- Trains and oversees the work of personnel and ensures that their activities are in compliance with local and provincial labour law and regulations;
- Recommends revisions to operating methods, material handling, and equipment layout to improve standards and increase productivity;
- Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams and confers with management and plant engineers to determine quality and reliability standards;
- Assists in planning work assignments in keeping with worker performance, equipment capacity, and production schedules;
- Observes workers operating equipment and performing tasks to determine time involved and fatigue rates;
- Surveys works logs, production processing reports, and specification sheets to verify that established quality assurance standards are being maintained.
- Selects products for testing at specified stages in the production process to sustain performance characteristics and quality specifications.
Two-year college program in industrial or manufacturing engineering technology