2017 Industrial Engineers
Median Pay: US$83,470
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Duties

Industrial engineers typically do the following:

  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services
  • Figure out how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency
  • Develop management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient
  • Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs
  • Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning in order to ensure that products meet quality standards
  • Confer with clients about product specifications, vendors about purchases, management personnel about manufacturing capabilities, and staff about the status of projects

Industrial engineers apply their skills to many different situations, from manufacturing to healthcare systems to business administration. For example, they design systems for

  • moving heavy parts within manufacturing plants
  • delivering goods from a company to customers, including finding the most profitable places to locate manufacturing or processing plants
  • evaluating job performance
  • paying workers

Industrial engineers focus on how to get the work done most efficiently, balancing many factors, such as time, number of workers needed, available technology, actions workers need to take, achieving the end product with no errors, workers' safety, environmental concerns, and cost.

To find ways to reduce waste and improve performance, industrial engineers study product requirements carefully. Then they use mathematical methods and models to design manufacturing and information systems to meet those requirements most efficiently.

Their versatility allows industrial engineers to engage in activities that are useful to a variety of businesses, governments, and nonprofits. For example, industrial engineers engage in supply chain management to help businesses minimize inventory costs, conduct quality assurance activities to help businesses keep their customer bases satisfied, and work in the growing field of project management as industries across the economy seek to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

Manufacturing Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Job Summary:While seeking a degree in engineering, supports the analysis, design, modification and testing of electromechanical and logistics systems for designated products and/or customer applications. This position typically works under close supervision and direction.Essential Job Duties and...
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Industrial Hygienist

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 3, Norfolk State Plan Office located in Norfolk, Virginia.This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of all college transcripts confirming...
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Controls Systems Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Brock Solutions is an innovative engineering solutions and professional services company specializing in the design, build and implementation of real-time solutions for broad based industrial/manufacturing and transportation/logistics organizations worldwide. Some interesting areas we are exploring...
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Electrical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Wilson & Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer to provide task and project management on a wide range of projects, and to design construction plans, specifications and studies for a variety of projects. Experience with power, lighting, controls and special systems is needed, along with an...
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Electrical Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Wilson & Company is seeking an Electrical Engineer to provide task and project management on a wide range of projects, and to design construction plans, specifications and studies for a variety of projects. Experience with power, lighting, controls and special systems is needed, along with an...
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Industrial Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 3, Charleston Area Office located in Charleston, West Virginia.This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of all college transcripts confirming...
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Industrial Hygienist

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 4, Fort Lauderdale Area Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.PROFICIENCY IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, READING, AND WRITING IS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED....
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Tooling Mechanic

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Tooling Mechanic encompasses all of the duties of the following job classifications: Inspector Metrology, Inspector Tool & Die, Tool & Die Maker, Machinist All Around, Builder Mock-up and Tooling, Machinist General, Welder Tooling, Heat Treater Tool Room.Individual job duties may include:...
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St. Louis, MO

Electrical and I&C Drafter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Expectations:For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. In this role, your responsibilities will include electrical and I&C conceptual design through detailed design...
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Solutions Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionOMRONRobotics, Barcode Scanning, Medical Devices, Machine Vision, 2D Data Matrix, ControllersEngineers Improving the World through Cutting Edge Innovation Since 1933Would you like to work in an environment where you are not just a small cog in a large organization?( We design and...
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Renton, WA

Principal Wireless Eng II

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Company Overview:Charter Communications is America's fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We're committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment,...
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Greenwood Village, CO

Recent Grad for Initial Career Experience (Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Mettler ToledoWorking at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the...
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Graduate Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
SUMMARYResponsible for the development of manufacturing methods to produce advanced technology products. You will work under the direction of either a Sr. Engineer or Manager in the development of new processes, introduction of new products, cost reduction projects, and capital justifications....
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Summer Intern-Quality Assurance

Type: Internship
OverviewTriumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems, and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional,...
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Summer Intern-Quality Assurance

Type: Internship
OverviewTriumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems, and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional,...
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Environmental Engineer

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located with the Office of Construction and Facilities Management in Mare Island, CA.ResponsibilitiesIncumbent is responsible for providing assistance, guidance and training on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental matters; the analysis and...
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Manufacturing Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Manufacturing EngineerSummary: Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch...
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Electronics Engineer

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryAbout the Position:Program Executive Office Command Control Communications- Tactical (PEO C3T), headquartered at APG, MD develops network-centric C3T systems for the digitized Army and fields Joint C3T systems to provide an integrated information system of systems seamlessly linking...
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Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Mgmt Engineering-Mfg 4

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewTriumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business...
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Product Development Chemist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position Summary:The Product Development Chemist will conduct materials research and experiments to develop electronic interconnection assembly materials. The successful candidate will develop new soldering materials at the lab level and will also lead the effort to ready new products for mass...
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Itasca, IL