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Working As A Quality Laboratory 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
  • $50,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Laboratory 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 A Quality Laboratory 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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Quality Laboratory Technician Career Paths

Quality Laboratory Technician
Quality Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager General Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Analyst Quality Control Analyst Chemist
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Analyst Laboratory Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager
Manager, Quality Engineer
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Supervisor Quality Manager Manufacturing Manager
Manufacturing Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Operations Manager Owner
Owner/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Technician Quality Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Technician Quality Control Supervisor
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manufacturing Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Supervisor Operation Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager
Regulatory Affairs Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Operations Manager Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Research And Development Technician Engineering Technician Quality Control Technician
Senior Quality Control Technician
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Technician Quality Engineer
Senior Quality Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter
Senior Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Technician Quality Control Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager Service Technician
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Quality Technician 3.6 years
Laboratory Analyst 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Quality Laboratory Technician
Internship 5.9%
Cashier 4.5%
Technician 3.2%
Operator 2.7%
Top Careers After Quality Laboratory Technician
Manager 3.9%
Chemist 3.3%
Technician 2.9%
Supervisor 2.5%

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Quality Laboratory Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

51.2%

Female

46.8%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

13.1%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.7%

Chinese

8.5%

French

4.3%

Portuguese

2.1%

Khmer

2.1%

German

2.1%

Dakota

2.1%

Bulgarian

2.1%

Japanese

2.1%

Gujarati

2.1%

Hindi

2.1%

Tagalog

2.1%

Mandarin

2.1%

Thai

2.1%

Arabic

2.1%
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Quality Laboratory Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.0%

Grand Rapids Community College

6.0%

Drexel University

6.0%

Owens Community College

5.0%

Michigan State University

5.0%

Ohio State University

5.0%

University of California - Davis

5.0%

Strayer University

5.0%

Iowa State University

5.0%

Indiana State University

5.0%

Greenville Technical College

5.0%

Wayne State University

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

Fox Valley Technical College

4.0%

Northern Kentucky University

4.0%

Eastern Mennonite University

4.0%

Calhoun Community College

4.0%

Hopkinsville Community College

4.0%

Austin Community College

4.0%

Baker College

4.0%
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Majors

Biology

22.1%

Business

18.3%

Chemistry

13.1%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.2%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

3.1%

Management

3.1%

Pharmacy

2.9%

Environmental Science

2.9%

Psychology

2.9%

Chemical Engineering

2.9%

Computer Science

2.7%

Microbiology

2.5%

Industrial Technology

2.5%

General Studies

2.2%

Education

2.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.2%

Food Science

2.0%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.0%

Other

24.2%

Associate

15.6%

Masters

7.8%

Certificate

6.7%

Diploma

1.7%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Quality Laboratory Technician

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Laboratory Procedures
  3. Raw Materials
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain lab equipment and ensure timely calibration as necessary.
  • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays.
  • Performed chemical and physical tests on incoming raw materials and finished products to ensure that the products meet established quality specifications.
  • Completed microbiological and pathogen analysis of ingredients and finished products to ensure food safety.
  • Performed and documented statistical analysis on all physical/dimensional properties of materials.

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