Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Profession

Engineering Technologists perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Make recommendations to improve product quality, improve productivity and reduce costs
  • Implement new manufacturing technologies, processes and equipment
  • Monitor and measure manufacturing processes for stability and continuous improvement
  • Design jigs/fixtures for production
  • Prepare layouts, drawings or sketches for production equipment using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Assist engineers with design work

Differences between Engineering Technology and Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Application, implementation
  • What can it be used for?
  • Make plans, designs work
  • Use existing technology in creative ways

Manufacturing Engineering

  • Theory and conceptual design
  • How does it work?
  • Planning, design
  • Develops new technology

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