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Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Turning machines
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  • Milling machines
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  • Wire cathode electrode discharge machine
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  • Injection molding machines
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  • Casting machines
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Industrial control software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
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  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  •  Tasks
     
  • 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.
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  • Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
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  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
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  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
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  • Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
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  • Design plant layouts or production facilities.
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  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
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  • Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.
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  • Estimate manufacturing costs.
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  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  •  Skills
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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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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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • 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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  • 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.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • 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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  • 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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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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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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     Education & Training
      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 $65,924.00 $31.69  $20.25  $23.21 - $41.27 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $70,880.00 $34.08  $22.76  $26.12 - $41.79 
    Danbury $54,003.00 $25.97  $17.94  $18.99 - $30.49 
    Hartford $55,698.00 $26.78  $19.53  $21.79 - $30.87 
    New Haven $74,667.00 $35.90  $26.67  $28.64 - $44.27 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   64
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
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