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.
OTHER JOB TITLES
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Operations Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research and Development Engineer (R and D Engineer)
- Workers on average earn $42.76/hr. $88,950 annually.
- Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much faster than average (8% or higher)
- Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 21,300
High School/Equivalency – Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Degree
LOCAL CAREER SPOTLIGHT
I have long believed that hard work and an outgoing personality leads to a longstanding, successful career. At 12, I started my own lawn business and at 14, I started working at my town diner where I quickly became a waiter. Beginning in high school, I was given the responsibility of running the diner on weekends, an experience that enabled me to develop a lot of people skills which later complemented my love of math and science in school. While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I realized that while I loved Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, I did not have any interest in sitting behind a desk. After doing some research, I finally decided that Industrial Engineering would provide me with the flexibility to be technical and would give me the opportunity to interact with various people in order to be successful. Industrial Engineering was also the engineering degree that most often seemed to lead towards general management roles which I found fascinating. I enrolled at Ohio State University and completed my degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering 4 years later. I continued working through college at multiple internships and co-ops in various types of roles.
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