Manufacturing Engineer

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Job Description

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

Other Job Titles

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Facility Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Process Improvement Engineer

Job Tasks

  • Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
  • Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve manufacturing processes or products or to reduce costs, using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $42.76/hr. $88,950 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 21,300

Required Education

High School/Equivalency – Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Degree

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Industrial Engineer

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Job Description

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Other Job Titles

Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Operations Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research and Development Engineer (R and D Engineer)

Job Tasks

  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
  • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
  • Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $42.76/hr. $88,950 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 21,300

Required Education

High School/Equivalency – Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Degree

Resources

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Job Description

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

Other Job Titles

Broadcast Meteorologist, Forecaster, Forensic Meteorologist, General Forecaster, Hydrometeorological Technician, Meteorologist, Research Meteorologist, Space Weather Forecaster, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Weather Forecaster

Job Tasks

  • Broadcast weather conditions, forecasts, or severe weather warnings to the public via television, radio, or the Internet or provide this information to the news media.
  • Gather data from sources such as surface or upper air stations, satellites, weather bureaus, or radar for use in meteorological reports or forecasts.
  • Develop or use mathematical or computer models for weather forecasting.
  • Prepare weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics.
  • Interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long- or short-range weather conditions, using computer models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $41.74/hr. $86,810 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Faster than average (5% to7%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 900

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Degree, Master’s Degree

Resources

The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students.

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.

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My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

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