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 includes

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists , Validation Engineers , Manufacturing Engineers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $74,030.00
Average Time to Fill 48 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 9,003
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.90 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design manufacturing processes or methods
Establish employee performance standards
Develop records management systems
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop management control systems
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Coordinate development of refining processes
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop energy projects to reduce utility costs
Design control systems
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Write business project or bid proposals
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform quality assurance testing
Test materials to verify safety standards
Compute product or materials test results
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test engineering project equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate product design
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform engineering research
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Perform cost benefit analysis

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Manage project teams
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Manage industrial projects
Manage organizational facilities
Supervise engineering personnel
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate manufacturing or processing systems
Evaluate tool designs
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate costs of completed projects
Evaluate business or management strategies
Evaluate material specifications
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Assess product or process usefulness
Calculate potential for energy savings

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate construction project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate operational costs
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Determine pump curves, size, and placement
Perform engineering related measurements

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectual or engineering environments
Implement pollution control techniques
Implement design or process improvements
Employ statistical process control procedures
Establish project teams
Approve product design or changes
Implement air quality control measures
Determine project methods and procedures
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Solve engineering problems
Appraise personal property or equipment

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Advise others on engineering issues
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance
Advise industrial or manufacturing personnel
Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection
Advise others regarding environmental practices, standards, or concerns
Confer with potential and existing customers about energy efficiency improvements
Advise individuals regarding health or safety matters
Recommend solutions to engineering problems

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Research engineering designs or applications
Review engineering codes and specifications
Obtain approval for project plans
Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities
Determine factors affecting production processes
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Study time, motion, or work methods of workers

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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User Interface (UI) Design
Usability Testing
Engineering Activities
Data Collection
Systems Engineering
Process Design
Software Development

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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