Industrial Engineer

Summary

Industrial engineers plan, organise, supervise and manage the operations of industries to ensure the economical, safe and effective use of materials, energy and people.

Duties & Tasks

Industrial engineers may perform the following tasks:

  • assess the techniques and equipment used in production processes to determine if they can operate more efficiently
  • plan and design systems that increase productivity by improving the integration of people, materials, equipment and finance
  • choose and develop safer and more efficient manufacturing processes using new, existing or modified machinery and equipment
  • introduce or recommend changes to work methods, safety measures and labour organisation
  • determine the time taken to perform a task or complete a particular production stage and set performance standards accordingly
  • maximise comfort in the workplace by analysing and recommending changes to improve light, alter bench space or machine height and reduce noise.

Specialisations

Methods Engineer

A methods engineer studies work processes, tasks and operations in order to promote efficiency and productivity.

Safety Engineer

A safety engineer works to develop safety measures and safer and more efficient manufacturing processes.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy technical work
  • able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • practical and creative
  • aptitude for technical activities
  • able to work without supervision
  • able to accept responsibility.

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