Industrial Engineers Job Description video

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Finding the most effective way to produce a product or service is the job of an Industrial Engineer. They are the bridge between management goals and operational performance. They solve problems by combining production resources: people, machines, materials, information and energy. They use mathematical techniques, expert computer systems, cost analysis, financial planning, quality control and complex distribution plans to improve profits. A bachelor’s degree is minimal, but a master’s degree or Ph.D. commands more respect in the marketplace. Students who are good at problem solving, mathematics, computer applications, science and systems analysis may want to pursue this career. Although they usually work in comfortable office surroundings, industrial engineers may spend days observing problems and testing strategies in plants and distribution centers. They may also travel a great deal. Experienced industrial engineers, who successfully pursue opportunities in management science, can rise to upper levels of strategic planning and management.

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