What does an Industrial Engineer do?

As an Industrial Engineer you will find efficient ways to use workers, machines and materials to maximize business profits. You will develop management control systems to make financial planning more efficient. You will meet with clients about product specifications and negotiate with vendors and review the status of projects.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in engineering with a minimum of 3 years of experience and a PE designation. You will have experience working on multidisciplinary teams and be skilled in negotiation tactics as well as creative problem solving. You need to have excellent written and oral communication skills and be adept at critical thinking with complex issues. You will also be willing to travel up to 25%.

  • Review engineering specifications
  • Develop management controls systems
  • Institute quality control procedures to resolve quality control procedures
  • Design control systems to design control systems and coordinate activities and production planning
  • Responsible for vendor management to negotiate
  • Discuss product specifications with clients
  • Determine how to deliver services with maximum efficiency
  • Lead research to determine the most profitable places to locate manufacturing or processing plants
  • Master's degree in engineering, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in management
  • PE designation, preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams
  • Skilled at negotiation tactics
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Adept critical thinking skills for complex issues
  • Willingness to travel 25% of the time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Industrial Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹5,14,365 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹2L
Median: ₹5L
₹11L
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Industrial Engineer Career Path

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Industrial Engineer Insights

Read what Industrial Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Industrial Engineer
8 Apr 2021

“There are so many opportunities and also to find mentors and sponsors to develop your career.”

Epsilon SystemsEpsilon Systems
Industrial Engineer
8 Jan 2021

“If you do good work there can be great opportunity to go government/ DoD Employee”

JabilJabil
Industrial Engineering
14 May 2021

“Pressure and career growth is not as expected”

ALTENALTEN
Industrial Engineer
9 Apr 2021

“It is not a nice environment to work and pay is not good”

Marsh McLennanMarsh McLennan
Industrial Trainee
19 Aug 2021

“Nothing as such.. Overall a great place to start your career in an MNC.. Great exposure in desired field.”

Johnson-Davis
Industrial Engineering
16 Oct 2021

“Nothing since it is better and good”

JabilJabil
Industrial Engineer
28 May 2021

“really good workforce and balance to work life and personal given priority”

Epsilon SystemsEpsilon Systems
Industrial Engineer
8 Jan 2021

“There are no pay raises unless you change your job position i.e. engineer 1 go to 2.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an industrial engineer

When working as an industrial engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are MS Office Applications, AutoCAD, English Language, Lean Six Sigma and BS Degree.

The most similar professions to industrial engineer are:
  • Design Engineer
  • Piping Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an industrial engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.