Industrial Engineering Technologist
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.
- Designs plant layouts and production facilities;
- Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas to determine quality and reliability standards;
- Prepares charts, graphs or diagrams to plan or illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, materials handling, or machine utilization;
- Develops and production processes and quality assurance programs;
- Compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain the quality and reliability of products;
- Assesses and resolves problems related to production, materials, safety, or quality;
- Studies methods, motions and speed involved in production, maintenance, or to the plant operations to define standard production rates or to improve efficiencies;
- Develops and implements industrial health, safety, and fire prevention programs;
- Designs computer applications for the control of robots, numerical control machines as well as manufacturing processes and operations;
- Recommends revisions to methods of operation, material handling and equipment layout to increase productivity or to improve standards;
- Analyzes operational, and production data to produce statistical studies of plant outputs;
- Assists in planning work assignments in keeping with staff performance, equipment capacity, and production schedules
- Evaluates data and produces reports to validate or indicate deviations from defined standards.
Three-year college program in industrial or manufacturing engineering