How to Hire a Industrial Engineer

Does your growing business need an Industrial Engineer? A competent Industrial Engineer is responsible for efficiently managing the business operations by weeding out process inefficiencies.

Here are some tips to help you find great Industrial Engineer Candidates and make the right hire for your company

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Industrial Engineers search for Jobs on Indeed*


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resumes from job seekers with industrial engineer experience on Indeed


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $28.80 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $15.50$67.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Industrial Engineer?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Industrial Engineer hire can help your business:

• Formulate the overall business strategy and set growth goals for the company
• Establish company and departmental budgets and perform expense minimization
• Motivate and encourage employees to deliver their best

Skills to look for in a great Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineers are a critical part of the company. It is essential to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Industrial Engineer.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or Industrial design
• Proven work experience of more than 5+ years as an Industrial Engineer
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Engineering Management Software
• Familiar with production processes, their quality control, costs to maximize manufacturing efficiency and goods distribution
• Advanced knowledge of machines and tools, uses, maintenance and repair
• Strong ability to understand and design blueprints, technical plans, drawings

Writing an Industrial Engineer job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Industrial Engineer candidates. An excellent Industrial Engineer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Industrial Engineer jobs, such as:

• Senior Quality Manufacturing Engineer
• Assistant Industrial Engineer
• Industrial Engineer Manager

Interviewing Industrial Engineer candidates

To hire a suitable Industrial Engineer, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Expertise in industrial engineering and design to improve business operations efficiency
• Maintenance and repair Designing company strategy and implementation plans
• How they’ve contributed to enhance operational efficiency to help enhance revenue, profitability and growth targets of the company

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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