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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.   (O'Net 17-3029.06)

 
Reported job titles:   Business Process Analyst, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Manufacturing Planner, Manufacturing Specialist, Manufacturing Technologist, Manufacturing Technology Analyst, Technical Fellow, Tool Design Engineer, Tool Planner
 
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    Wages
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                          - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                          - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                          - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                          - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                          - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                          - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                          - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                          - Photonics Technicians
                          - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                          - Fuel Cell Technicians
                          - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                          - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 16.43   $ 20.69   $ 23.55   $ 29.04   $ 36.49   $ 25.16  
    Yearly $34,180   $43,040   $48,980   $60,390   $75,910   $52,320  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.56   $ 21.23   $ 23.47   $ 32.34   $ 36.34   $ 25.07  
    Yearly $40,680   $44,160   $48,820   $67,270   $75,580   $52,140  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                                  - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                                  - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                                  - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                                  - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                                  - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Photonics Technicians
                                  - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                                  - Fuel Cell Technicians
                                  - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                                  - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                                - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                                - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                                - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                                - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                                - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                                - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                                - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                                - Photonics Technicians
                                - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                                - Fuel Cell Technicians
                                - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                                - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Manufacturing 23.1%
    Federal government, all industries 21.6%
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 10.3%
    Scientific research and development services 6.6%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 3.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
     
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Knowledge
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Skills
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Work Activities
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment - Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Interests
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Chemical Engineering Technology/Technician. (NEW)
     
    • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.
     
    • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other.
     
    • Metallurgical Technology/Technician.
     
    • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician.
     
    • Welding Engineering Technology/Technician. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Manufacturing Engineering Technologists 
     

     
     
     
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