Industrial Engineers


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.
Also called: Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Operations Engineer, Process Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley MicroStation
    Industrial control software
  • Allen Bradley PanelView
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after high school
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