Industrial Engineer discusses improvements with a production line with his co-workers

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineers investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments.

Overview

Industrial Engineers investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments.

Day-to-day

  • studies functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishes work measurement programmes and analyses work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analyses workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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To become an Industrial Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in mechanical engineering or a related field to work as an Industrial Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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