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Industrial Engineers
(SOC Code : 17-2112)
in California

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. Exclude "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$47.49$36.99$45.67$56.36

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202019,00021,1002,10011.1630

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Industrial EngineerDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
www.pels.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,09415.7%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,7269.0%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2958.9%
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,8767.9%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0465.3%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4764.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1704.8%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 3,1363.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9622.5%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4561.9%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 3721.8%
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg 8651.7%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 1,0661.6%
Machine Shops and Threaded Products 4,1641.3%
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg 1,3141.3%
Employment Services 6,7261.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.
Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities.
Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Operations Engineers; Packaging Engineers; Plant Engineers; Process Engineers; Quality Engineers; Supply Chain Engineers; Systems Engineers
 
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