An Industrial Engineer, is not a builder in the sense of an engineer, instead of focusing on building physical products or services they focus on building processes or systems to optimize efficiency. Depending on their specialty, Industrial Engineers may focus on one of a variety of disciplines including supply chain engineering, management science, and manufacturing engineering.
Industrial Engineers are commonly seen working in offices or factories building systems to optimize workers, machines, information, and energy. Their goal is ultimately to reduce waste which can come in the form of money, energy, and safety. They can often as well be seen focused on helping ensure government regulations are met.
The typical Industrial Engineer has a background of Mathmatics and Economics, on top of of a background in Industrial Engineering.
Common Industrial Engineering Jobs Include: Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer