Man wearing hard hat and ear protection standing in front of an industrial machine writing in a notebook

Industrial Engineering Technicians apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. They 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Analyst, Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Methods Engineer, Process Documentation and Methods Analyst, Process Engineer, Process Technician, Production Staff Worker, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $22.83/hr
  • 43 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 9%
  • Retirement Risk: 26% of Local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: Average (23% of Local Employees are Female)

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.