Industrial and production engineers develop, evaluate production processes such as quality control, inventory control, logistics processes and material flow. They minimize wastefulness during production by observing, assessing and recommending process improvements. Industrial Engineers must have knowledge in engineering technology, industrial control software and technical writing among others.
Duties and Tasks:
Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other important information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing
Create plans for manufacturing products
Creating control systems for maximizing efficiency of delivering services and coordination of activities
Estimate production costs and establish cost saving methods
Design layout of equipment, materials, or workspace for maximum efficiency through drafting tools or computer-aided designs
Coordinate with customers and management to develop standards for design and product
Implement quality control procedures to resolve problems or minimize cost
Computer aided design (CAD) software
Simulation software and electronic comparison analysis
Strong foundation in engineering fundamentals (basic design, strength of materials, thermodynamics, electrical theory, applied physics, machining, etc.)
Highly skilled in mathematics and physics
Creativity – using creativity to design new production processes to reduce use of material resources, time waste, or labor
Strong time management skills
Good organization skills and a desire for efficiency
Critical thinking – using logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of plans, explore alternative solutions, and come up with different approaches to problems
Operations analysis – analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
Graduates of Industrial Engineering can choose get an Industrial Engineer Certification through the Industrial Engineering Certification Board (IECB). The IE Certification validates an individual's qualifications in the field of industrial engineering professional practice.
Level 1 The Certified Industrial Engineer (CIE)
Level 2 The Professional IE (PIE) under Portfolio Review
For more information, you can visit the IECB Website by clicking here.