Industrial engineers help companies move more efficiently. They reduce waste and maximize output using engineering principles, technology, industry knowledge, product requirements, and safety methods. Industrial engineers may also be involved in improving management methods and quality control.
Depending on the job responsibilities of the engineer, they may work both in an office and in the setting they are trying to improve, like a manufacturing floor. Industrial engineers must be skilled at problem-solving, statistical analysis, interpersonal communication, design, and planning. They must be comfortable with technology and working with people.
Required Education and Experience
Entry-level industrial engineer positions almost always require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. Engineers who want to grow and advance their careers typically pursue a master’s degree in engineering, though some upward mobility is possible without an advanced degree. Many industrial engineers also obtain MBAs to make themselves more marketable to employers.
According to Indeed data, the average annual salary for industrial engineers in Georgia is $79,293. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that job growth for manufacturing engineers is expected to grow 10 percent through 2026, a rate that is faster than the national average for all occupations. Engineers seeking new opportunities should remember that salary and benefits packages offered by employers can vary greatly depending upon the location, the size of the company and the experience of the candidate.
Current Industrial Engineering Job Opportunity
Selectek is currently recruiting industrial and/or manufacturing engineers for an opportunity in the Peachtree City, Georgia area. The engineer will be responsible for completing time and motion studies including identifying current process flow, the actual timing of the process, data recording and rating employee labor.
Candidates are required to have manufacturing process experience, experience with time and motion studies, and must have the ability to stand on their feet for a full workday.
You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.
If you are an experienced industrial engineer looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast, we invite you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you achieve your career goals.