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Occupation Description:
  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.
  Specialized Occupations:
  * Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians (ONET code: 17-3026.01)
Typical Tasks:
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
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Education & Training:
  Associate degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $59,502.00 $28.61 $19.44 $20.42 - $33.15
Bridgeport/Stamford $64,996.00 $31.25 $21.02 $23.62 - $36.45
Danbury $61,413.00 $29.52 $21.06 $23.34 - $37.66
Hartford $58,100.00 $27.93 $19.83 $21.52 - $31.60
New Haven $57,851.00 $27.81 $18.11 $18.56 - $33.15
New London/Norwich $59,274.00 $28.49 $18.27 $18.16 - $32.39
Waterbury $50,842.00 $24.44 $16.58 $18.47 - $30.11
Torrington $57,529.00 $27.66 $19.99 $21.10 - $31.46
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 890 1,000 0.1% 96
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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