# Job Summary of Industrial Engineer

**Duties/Tasks**:

**1) **Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.

**2) **Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.

**3) **Confer with vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities, and project status.

**Education:
**Entry-level industrial engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.

**Job Outlook:
**Employment of industrial engineers is expected to grow 6 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations

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