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Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Turntables
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  • Hydraulic motor
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  • Integrated motion control systems
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  • Electrical control panels for generators
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  • Hydraulic press frames
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Industrial control software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Inventory management software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
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  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
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  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities.
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  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
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  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.
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  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
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  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
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  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
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  • Formulate sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
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  • Record or oversee recording of information to ensure currency of engineering drawings and documentation of production problems.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • 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.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • 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.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • 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.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related 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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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $91,148.00 $43.83  $31.13  $34.89 - $51.14 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $98,968.00 $47.57  $32.97  $37.45 - $57.26 
    Danbury $90,905.00 $43.71  $32.30  $35.18 - $49.38 
    Hartford $88,386.00 $42.50  $30.22  $34.24 - $49.45 
    New Haven $92,946.00 $44.69  $31.96  $36.09 - $53.39 
    New London/Norwich $86,498.00 $41.58  $30.04  $32.17 - $49.00 
    Waterbury $83,898.00 $40.33  $31.55  $34.24 - $47.34 
    Torrington $73,703.00 $35.43  $22.44  $30.49 - $43.93 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   410
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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