Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, streamline processes, and analyze production costs. The Industrial Engineering Technology program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in the improvement of processes in production and service environments.
Graduates should qualify as quality improvement technicians, front-line supervisors, production planners, inventory supervisors, and manufacturing technicians. They should also qualify for employment as industrial process technicians, quality assurance and control technicians, and facilities managers. Certification is available through organizations such as ASQC, SME and APICS.
Industrial engineering is actually a derivative of mechanical engineering.
The annual salary for industrial engineering technicians was $53,780 in May 2015.
Industrial engineering involves many sciences including mathematics, physics, physiology, and even psychology.
My industrial engineering courses have taught me how to use Lean manufacturing to reduce and eliminate waste in any situation. I know this is a much desired skill in the manufacturing industry.