Occupational Employment Statistics
17-2112 Industrial Engineers
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. Excludes “Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).
|Natural Resources and Mining||30||$41.21/hr
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||1,040||$49.92/hr
|Professional and Business Services||5,280||$49.68/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||N/A
- Perform functional, task, or anthropometric analysis, using tools, such as checklists, surveys, videotaping, or force measurement.
- Inspect work sites to identify physical hazards.
- Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
- Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
- Advocate for end users in collaboration with other professionals, including engineers, designers, managers, or customers.
- Collect data through direct observation of work activities or witnessing the conduct of tests.
- Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
- Draw samples of raw materials, intermediate products, or finished products for validation testing.
- Design or evaluate human work systems, using human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to optimize usability, cost, quality, safety, or performance.
- Conduct interviews or surveys of users or customers to collect information on topics, such as requirements, needs, fatigue, ergonomics, or interfaces.