Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

Median Annual Wage: $61,580

Education: Bachelor's degree (52%); Associate's degree (32%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (12%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Business Process Analyst; Manufacturing Technology Analyst; Technical Fellow; Tool Design Engineer

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists.

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  • Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Identify and implement new manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Monitor or measure manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
  • Plan, estimate, or schedule production work.
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs.
  • Install and evaluate manufacturing equipment, materials, or components.
  • Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
  • Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
  • Verify weights, measurements, counts, or calculations and record results on batch records.
  • Design plant layouts or production facilities.
  • Operate complex processing equipment.
  • Train manufacturing technicians on topics such as safety, health, fire prevention, or quality.
  • Erect manufacturing engineering equipment.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists.

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists.

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