Possible Major

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Possible Major



For the subject of my research paper I chose the occupation of Industrial Engineering Technology. This job is very similar to one I might have since my major might be Industrial Technology. The industrial field is one that I am very interested in and offers many different jobs to choose from. A few of the jobs included in the industrial field are; Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Distributor (sales), and various management positions. All of these are demanding and important careers, without such professionals businesses would be unable to produce products necessary for the survival of both the company and the economy. The industrial field is therefore a promising one because of its constant need for someone to fill the jobs it includes.
Industrial engineering technologists must be able to do many things. I will list a few of the requirements of an industrial engineering technologist in the rest of this paragraph. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, and customer service. Many engineering technicians assist engineers and scientists, in research and development. Others work in production or inspection jobs. Industrial engineering technicians study the efficient use of personnel, materials, and machines in factories, stores, repair shops, and offices. They also prepare layouts of machinery and equipment, plan the flow of work, make statistical studies, and analyze production costs. Those in research and development build or set up equipment, prepare and conduct experiments, calculate and record results, and assist engineers in other ways. Those in manufacturing prepare specifications for materials, devise or run tests to ensure product quality, or study ways to improve efficiency.
Industrial engineering technicians generally work for manufacturing companies and do most of their work with; electrical and electronic machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, and industrial machinery equipment. Industrial technicians must be able to work with charts , blueprints, layouts, graphs, diagrams and statistics.
My uncle Jim has a job very similar to that of an Industrial Engineering Technologist. Jim works for a company named AMP Incorporated which is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Jim has been working at AMP for about four years and

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