Senior Industrial Engineer Salary
The average salary for a Senior Industrial Engineer is $81,694 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Job Description for Senior Industrial Engineer
A senior industrial engineer generally works in the manufacturing industry to develop improvements to, and maintain the efficiency of, a company's manufacturing processes. This involves carrying out feasibility analyses, creating prototypes, improving process methods, and working with employees to help improve their skills; this position may also involve direct training duties.Read More...
In some positions, the senior industrial engineer will develop new product designs and modifications to current designs, which includes brainstorming new ways to carry out production of goods. Some companies will take input from customers to create custom designs, in which case the engineer will bring these plans to life. It is important that a senior industrial engineer stays up-to-date with field developments and keep an eye on competitors to stay one step ahead.
Generally, product design is carried out with 3D CAD software. A budget may be administered, in which case the best possible design will need to be created within those constraints. A bachelor’s degree or higher is generally required of candidates; since it is a senior position which may involve leadership duties, past leadership skills may need to be shown. Much of the work of senior industrial engineers is done in an office setting, though there is also a substantial amount of surveying carried out in the field.
Senior Industrial Engineer Tasks
- Collect data and identify opportunities to streamline, improve and increase standardization.
- Train and mentor teams and individuals in workflows, quality assurance and other tasks.
- Facilitate cross-team changes and interactions, communicating goals.
- Evaluate workflow and supply processes to improve safety and efficiency.
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