Industrial Engineering

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Industrial Engineering

Technical Drawing Related Career Report

Industrial Engineers serve as a bridge between management and operations. They combine
their solid engineering background with good business sense and management ability. They
figure out the best use of facilities, equipment and people for the most cost efficient
and productive way to make or process a product. Industrial Engineers concentrate on
improving manufacturing productivity and reducing costs associated with inventory. They
are also concerned with worker safety and work environment.

In order to be any engineer, you must love math, science and solving problems. Whether
it's figuring out how to erect a structurally sound skyscraper, design a more efficient
car engine. Engineers at the most basic level are problem solvers. Engineering is a career
based on logical, systematic problem solving, generally in high-tech, industrial, or
scientific fields. Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways for an
organization to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials,
information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service (Occupational Outlook
Hand Book). Engineers apply scientific and technical knowledge to address their problems
and tasks faced by businesses and governments.

An Industrial engineer is made up of these characteristics interested in technical and
engineering work, good oral and written communication skills, practical and creative,
technical aptitude, able to work without supervision, able to accept responsibility.

Engineers have a hand in all phases of development, from idea conception, design and
development, implementation and testing to customer support. Industrial engineers have
many responsibilities; one is to increasing productivity through their management skill.
With there skill they manage people, methods of business organization, and technology than
are engineers in other specialties. They generally work more with products or processes.

Another responsibilit of Industrial Engineers are the understanding of ergonomics and
consider how the machines and work environment affect the worker. They must attack the
problem by breaking it down into small, independent parts. They design workstations to
reduce fatigue and prevent discomfort and work related injuries. They check the fit of
chairs, the placement of equipment,

Industrial Engineers depend upon many resources, such as computers, CAD/CAM
(computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) and computer simulation to figure
out the best methods for production, distribution, equipment, and transportation. They may
also be responsible for quality control and inventory. They consider handling and storage
of incoming material, and set inventory size, as well as packaging and shipping methods.
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