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.
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.