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Working As A Senior 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
  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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 A Senior 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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Senior Engineering Technician Career Paths

Senior Engineering Technician
Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Owner Maintenance Manager Production Manager
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Owner Project Superintendent Assistant Project Manager
Project Engineering Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Design Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Senior Graphic Designer Production Manager
Business Unit Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Technical Manager Technical Support Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Team Leader Maintenance Supervisor
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Technician Specialist Senior System Administrator
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Team Leader Group Leader
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Engineering Manager Quality Control Manager
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Process Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Research And Development Technician Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Senior Engineering Technician
Technician 6.1%
Engineer 4.2%
Draftsman 2.1%
Top Careers After Senior Engineering Technician
Consultant 5.2%
Engineer 4.9%
Technician 4.5%
Owner 3.5%
Manager 3.0%

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Senior Engineering Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

81.4%

Female

11.6%

Unknown

7.0%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Asian

11.7%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.0%

Carrier

10.8%

French

9.7%

German

6.5%

Russian

4.3%

Chinese

3.2%

Vietnamese

3.2%

Korean

3.2%

Cantonese

2.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Polish

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Romanian

1.1%

Braille

1.1%

Amharic

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Dakota

1.1%
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Senior Engineering Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.1%

Northeastern University

6.9%

Community College of the Air Force

5.9%

University of Houston

5.3%

Purdue University

5.2%

Texas A&M University

5.0%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.8%

Arizona State University

4.6%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.4%

More Tech Institute

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%

San Jose State University

4.0%

National University

3.8%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.6%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.4%

De Anza College

3.4%

Wichita State University

3.4%

Oklahoma State University

3.2%

Ohio State University

3.1%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

29.1%

Business

12.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

9.9%

Mechanical Engineering

7.3%

Computer Science

6.3%

Drafting And Design

3.8%

Engineering

3.8%

Civil Engineering

3.2%

Management

2.8%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.2%

Project Management

2.1%

Computer Engineering

2.0%

Chemical Engineering

1.9%

Industrial Technology

1.8%

Information Technology

1.8%

Engineering Technology

1.8%

Education

1.5%

Communication

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

32.9%

Other

22.2%

Associate

21.5%

Masters

14.2%

Certificate

5.1%

Doctorate

2.3%

Diploma

1.6%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$53,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Pepco Holdings
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
5.7 years
How much does a Senior Engineering Technician make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Engineering Technician in the United States is $79,839 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $53,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $120,000.

Real Senior Engineering Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineer SR. Specialist Citigroup Technology, Inc. Tampa, FL May 14, 2015 $164,403
Senior Engineer, Low Latency Trading Technology RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Jun 23, 2016 $150,000 -
$180,000
SR. Engineer Specialist II Samsung Engineering America Inc. Houston, TX Oct 29, 2015 $147,784
Senior Engineering Specialist-Marine Riser Engineer Intecsea, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $147,139
Senior Engineer, Advanced Technology Magic Leap, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 06, 2016 $145,000
Tech Yahoo, Mobile DEV Engineer, SR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 21, 2016 $143,657 -
$220,200
Tech Yahoo, Mobile DEV ENG, SR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 21, 2016 $143,126 -
$220,200
Tech Yahoo, Mobile DEV Engineer, SR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 11, 2016 $142,403 -
$220,200
Senior Vessel Engineering Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 04, 2015 $141,024
Tech Yahoo, Mobile DEV Engineer, SR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 08, 2016 $140,499 -
$220,000
Tech Yahoo, Mobile DEV Engineer, SR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 18, 2016 $140,499 -
$205,500
Senior Development Engineering Specialist Lummus Technology Inc. Pasadena, TX Sep 04, 2015 $139,485
SR. Engineer, E-Media Technology QA Dolby Laboratories, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 06, 2016 $138,362
Senior I Engineer-Tech Engineering NYU Langone Health System New York, NY May 16, 2016 $110,000
Senior Engineer, E-Media Technology QA Dolby Laboratories, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 08, 2016 $108,868 -
$111,000
SR. Engineer, IT Vantiv LLC Denver, CO Aug 19, 2015 $108,846 -
$116,297
Senior Data Engineer, Consumer Digital Technology NIKE, Inc. Beaverton, OR Jun 08, 2016 $105,706
Senior Specialist Engineer Globallogic, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 27, 2015 $105,560 -
$135,560
Senior Engineer, IT C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Keene, NH Aug 01, 2015 $105,000
Senior Engineer/Modeling Specialist John T. Boyd Company Canonsburg, PA Jan 10, 2016 $104,291 -
$114,291
Senior Specialist-Ran Engineer at&T Mobility Services LLC Bedminster, NJ Jan 25, 2015 $93,951
Senior Specialist Engineer Globallogic, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 27, 2015 $93,891 -
$123,891
Technology Senior Engineer Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Jul 30, 2015 $93,850
Senior Engineer/Technologist (IBS System Analyst) Johnson Controls, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Jan 04, 2016 $93,766 -
$105,000
Technology Senior Engineer Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Aug 07, 2015 $93,434
Senior Engineering Specialist-Mechanical KBR Technical Services, Inc. Houston, TX May 08, 2016 $93,028

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Top Skills for A Senior Engineering Technician

  1. Test Cases
  2. Lab Equipment
  3. Prototype
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  • Prepared and executed Test Cases manually according to the user stories, identifying applications functionality, test requirements and coverage.
  • Maintain engineering lab equipment: troubleshoot and repair any faulty electronic or mechanical malfunctions, and calibrate test equipment.
  • Assist in development of line layout, prototype equipment verification and validation protocols to ensure manufacturing readiness.
  • Performed product development testing for the Engineering Department.
  • Developed test procedures for manufacturing test equipment and quality assurance.

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