Industrial Engineers

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.

Associated Tasks:

  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
  • Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities.
  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
  • Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.
Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $23.00 and up
Median Hourly Earnings: $37.94
Experienced Earnings: $46.82
Typical Entry Level Education: Bachelor's degree

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 14,594
2022 Jobs 14,986
Average Annual Openings: 1,066 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 447
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Applied Mathematics: 5
Reading for Information: 5
Locating Information: 5
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Hard Skills

Lean Manufacturing  
Continuous Improvement Process    
Six Sigma Methodology         
Corrective and Preventive Actions    

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