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Industrial Engineers

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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.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
    • Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
    • Regulate and alter workflow schedules according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times to expedite production operations.
    • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.
    • Study operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities.
    • Complete production reports, purchase orders, and material, tool, and equipment lists.
    • Record or oversee recording of information to ensure currency of engineering drawings and documentation of production problems.
    • Direct workers engaged in product measurement, inspection, and testing activities to ensure quality control and reliability.
    • Evaluate precision and accuracy of production and testing equipment and engineering drawings to formulate corrective action plan.
    • Formulate sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
    • Implement methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and defective or damaged parts, and assess cost and responsibility.
    • Schedule deliveries based on production forecasts, material substitutions, storage and handling facilities, and maintenance requirements.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $80,680/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $38.79/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 14,740
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,100
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: 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
    Tools
    • Turntables
    • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
    • Microcontrollers
    • Integrated motion control systems
    • Hydraulic motor
    Technology
    • Program testing software
    • Industrial control software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.