Skip navigation

Logistics Engineers

Also called: Logistics Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Systems Engineer

What they do:
Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.
On the job, you would:
  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, or safety or maintenance plans.
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • LOGSA COMPASS
  • Reliass EAGLE
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • i2 Transportation Modeler
  • Logistics management information LMI database software
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Sun Microsystems Java

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training Find Certifications

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$73,400
per year, on average
Green
Check out my state Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about logistics engineers.