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Working As an Equipment Engineering Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Equipment Engineering Technician Do

Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

Duties

Industrial engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Suggest revisions to methods of operation, material handling, or equipment layout
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, and formulas
  • Confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards
  • Recommend changes to production standards in order to achieve the best quality within the limits of the capabilities of the equipment
  • Help plan work assignments, taking into account workers’ performance, the capabilities of machines, and production schedules
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, how materials are handled, and how machines are used
  • Collect data to assist in process improvement activities

Industrial engineering technicians study the time and steps workers take to do a task (time and motion studies). To set reasonable production rates, they consider how workers perform operations such as maintenance, production, and service.

They also observe workers to make sure that equipment is being used and maintained according to quality assurance standards. They then evaluate the resulting data to recommend or justify changes to the operations or to the standards for improving quality and efficiency.

Industrial engineering technicians’ versatility allows them to be useful in a variety of projects. For example, they work in supply chain management to help businesses minimize inventory costs, in quality assurance to help businesses keep their customers satisfied, and in the growing field of project management to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

Industrial engineering technicians generally work in teams under the supervision of industrial engineers.

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How To Become An Equipment Engineering Technician

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges and technical institutes generally offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.

Education

High school students interested in becoming industrial engineering technicians should take courses in math, science, and drafting, where available. Courses that help students develop computer skills are helpful when the students later need to learn computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing software, known as CAD/CAM.

Postsecondary programs in industrial engineering are offered at vocational–technical schools, technical institutes, and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools and technical institutes serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers. These programs generally award a certificate. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but usually include more theory-based and liberal arts courses. Students who complete these programs earn associate’s degrees.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs.

Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Communication skills. Industrial engineering technicians receive instructions from industrial engineers. They must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions and communicate problems to their supervisors.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out why certain processes or operations are not working as well as they might. They must ask the right questions to identify and correct weaknesses.

Detail oriented. Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.

Math skills. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Observational skills. These technicians spend much of their time evaluating the performance of other people or organizations and then make suggestions for improvements or corrective action. They must gather and record information without interfering with workers in their environments.

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Equipment Engineering Technician Career Paths

Equipment Engineering Technician
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Equipment Engineer Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Equipment Engineer Process Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Equipment Engineer Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Systems Engineer Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Engineer
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Engineer Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Laboratory Technician Research Associate
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Manufacturing Technician
Senior Manufacturing Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Systems Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Field Engineer Senior Field Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Shop Foreman
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Process Engineering Technician
Senior Process Engineering Technician
7 Yearsyrs
Equipment Maintenance Technician Senior Maintenance Technician Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Equipment Maintenance Technician Senior Equipment Maintenance Technician
Senior Equipment Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Equipment Maintenance Technician Senior Engineering Technician Senior Research And Development Technician
Senior Process Technician
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Equipment Engineer 4.2 years
Top Careers Before Equipment Engineering Technician
Technician 5.4%
Top Careers After Equipment Engineering Technician
Technician 5.9%
Owner 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
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$80,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$99,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Oceaneering International
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Oklahoma
Avg Experience Level
6.3 years
How much does an Equipment Engineering Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Equipment Engineering Technician in the United States is $89,422 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $80,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $99,000.

Real Equipment Engineering Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Technical Equipment Engineer Oceaneering International Inc. Morgan City, LA Jan 11, 2012 $88,400
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 30, 2015 $79,013
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 16, 2015 $79,013
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2015 $79,013
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 05, 2016 $79,013
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 18, 2016 $79,013
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services & Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 16, 2012 $78,960
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 12, 2013 $75,250
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services & Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2012 $75,250
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services & Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 16, 2012 $75,250
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services & Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 15, 2012 $75,250
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2009 $69,121
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 04, 2010 $69,121
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. Rio Rancho, NM Aug 31, 2010 $69,121
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services & Manufacturing, Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2009 $69,121
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. Rio Rancho, NM May 27, 2010 $69,121
Technical Equipment Engineer Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 01, 2010 $69,121

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Top Skills for An Equipment Engineering Technician

  1. Preventative Maintenance
  2. Semiconductor Equipment
  3. Troubleshoot
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed and directed interface with Production Department regarding tool availability, priority and preventative maintenance within a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Perform complex machinery problem solving of semiconductor equipment.
  • Performed troubleshooting of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
  • Prioritized and coordinated Fab1 COX module encapsulation maintenance schedules and delegated out work assignments for twenty personnel.
  • Worked cooperatively and communicated effectively with Manufacturing, Equipment Engineering, Equipment Suppliers, and Process Engineering in a support role.

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Top 10 Best States for Equipment Engineering Technicians

  1. Oklahoma
  2. New Mexico
  3. Arkansas
  4. Idaho
  5. Texas
  6. Mississippi
  7. Nevada
  8. Utah
  9. Georgia
  10. Kansas
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Equipment Engineering Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

85.7%

Unknown

8.3%

Female

6.0%
Ethnicity

White

56.0%

Hispanic or Latino

22.2%

Black or African American

9.2%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.8%

Vietnamese

15.4%

Italian

15.4%

Chinese

7.7%

Filipino

7.7%

Tagalog

7.7%

Mandarin

7.7%

Cree

7.7%
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Equipment Engineering Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.6%

Texas State Technical College - Waco

6.5%

Pikes Peak Community College

6.5%

More Tech Institute

6.5%

Portland Community College

5.6%

Community College of the Air Force

4.7%

Austin Community College

4.7%

ITT Technical Institute-Austin

4.7%

ITT Technical Institute - Indianapolis

3.7%

ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne

3.7%

Eastfield College

3.7%

Vermont Technical College

3.7%

Hudson Valley Community College

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.7%

Idaho State University

3.7%

Hartnell College

2.8%

High-Tech Institute - Atlanta

2.8%

Arizona State University

2.8%

ITT Technical Institute-Portland

2.8%

ITT Technical Institute-High Point

2.8%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

41.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

17.1%

Business

7.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.6%

Mechanical Engineering

3.3%

Engineering

2.7%

Computer Science

2.7%

Engineering Technology

2.4%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.2%

Information Technology

2.2%

Management

2.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.0%

Project Management

1.6%

Computer Engineering Technology

1.6%

Industrial Technology

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Automotive Technology

1.3%

Drafting And Design

1.1%

Mechatronics And Robotics

1.1%

Human Resources Management

1.1%
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Degrees

Associate

40.4%

Bachelors

24.6%

Other

22.4%

Masters

5.6%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.4%
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