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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
District Of Columbia

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Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

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Currently Employed: 630

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $36.39 - $46.70

Typical Annual Salary: $75,700 - $97,100

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Identify and implement new manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.
  • Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Monitor or measure manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
  • Plan, estimate, or schedule production work.
  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.

tools & technology

  • Calipers
  • Casting machines
  • Horizontal turning center
  • Microcontrollers
  • Milling machines

  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Industrial control software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

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