Also called: Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Engineer, Operations Engineer
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Industrial control software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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