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SOC: 17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians
Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May study and record time, motion, method, and speed involved in performance of production, maintenance, clerical, and other worker operations for such purposes as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Design new equipment or materials or recommend revision to methods of operation, material handling, equipment layout, or other changes to increase production or improve standards. Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications. Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products. Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency. Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff. Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications. Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance. Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing 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, or anticipated delays.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $19.21   Entry $39,954.00
Mean $29.09   Mean $60,503.00
Experience $34.03 Experience $70,778.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
1,0201,170401.38
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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