Industrial Engineering Technician



OFO No: 311905





What is an Industrial Engineering Technician?

An Industrial Engineering Technician often works in a factory, manufacturing plant or in a warehouse. Their job is to make production etc more efficient and safe.

Most Industrial Engineering Technician work alongside industrial engineers or other specialised professionals.

What does an Industrial Engineering Technician do?

  • reviews manufacturing systems and equipment
  • analyses data
  • recommends upgrades or new equipment
  • makes production lines more efficient and cost effective
  • liaises with other specialised professionals
  • follows strict safety standards
  • reviews efficiency of receiving / shipping transactions (in a warehouse)
  • designs new, improved systems

Are you . . . ?

  • observant?
  • good with people?
  • diplomatic?
  • a problem solver?
  • analytical?
  • a creative thinker?
  • good at mathematics?

How do I become an Industrial Engineering Technician?


National Diploma of Industrial Engineering

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Vaal University of Technology


National Diploma of Industrial Engineering

  • 2 years workplace experience (registered as a Candidate Engineering Technician with ECSA)
  • Professional Review by ECSA
  • Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Engineering Technician.


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ECSA is the national body that regulates professional engineers.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Chemical Engineering Technician or Environmental Engineering Technician

Is becoming an Industrial Engineering Technician the right career choice for me?