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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 perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 19021$28.69/hr$21.79/hr$24.27/hr$29.17/hr$31.67/hr$38.57/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$40.06/hr
Manufacturing2,830$30.77/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities60$31.67/hr
Professional and Business Services340$31.04/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$30.34/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$31.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$28.87/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$24.42/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$33.38/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$38.99/hr2.0%
Southwest Balance of State 120$24.29/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$24.42/hr7.7%
Northwest Balance of State 180$24.66/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 190$29.17/hr3.3%
Northwest Minnesota 190$24.66/hr5.6%
Southeast Balance of State 200$24.29/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 270$31.55/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 430$30.19/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,190$31.45/hr4.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,340$31.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,260$30.90/hr4.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,260$30.74/hrN/A
Electrical Engineers 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,730$31.57/hr-1.2%


  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Maintain work area according to cleanroom or other processing standards.
  • Operate nanotechnology compounding, testing, processing, or production equipment in accordance with appropriate standard operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, hazardous material restrictions, or health and safety requirements.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Measure or mix chemicals or compounds in accordance with detailed instructions or formulas.
  • Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.
  • Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.