The Manager's Guide to the Senior Industrial Engineer Role
This Manager's Guide includes:
The complete set of 48 Competencies expected from the role
Interview questions for determining a candidate's skill level in each of 48
Coaching tips for helping incumbent to advance their skills in each of the 48
Development goals to help measure incumbents' progress in each of the 48
Recommended resources for progressing education in each of the 48
Roles and Responsibilites
The primary responsibility of the Senior Industrial Engineer is engineering support for manufacturing operations, technology and systems engineering.
The Senior Industrial Engineer makes plants more productive and efficient by leading the design and implementation of new or improved technologies, systems, and processes.
A typical job description for the Senior Industrial Engineer role may include:
Plans and oversees layout of equipment, office, and production facilities.
Conducts studies in operations to maximize work flow and spatial utilization.
Ensures facility efficiency and workplace safety.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and at least 8 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks.
May lead and direct the work of others.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
The Senior Industrial Engineer typically serves as member of management and is considered a senior level consulting within the organization. As such, the Senior Industrial Engineer provides functional, technical or process leadership. The organization will depend on this person's management of multiple teams. The Senior Industrial Engineer generally is responsible for high complexity and ambiguity. As such, the Senior Industrial Engineer provides tactical responsibilities.
Senior Industrial Engineer Job Responsibilities
The Senior Industrial Engineer generally has the following
Leads analysis of operating environment; looks for and identifies process inefficiencies and wastes of time, money, materials, and energy. Conducts comprehensive time and motion studies.
Develops and evaluates complex pilot programs, simulations and prototypes. Develops and implements new and enhanced processes and tools. Designs the complex layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow.
Oversees less experienced engineers in conceptualizing improvements, developing business cases as well as presenting to management and conducting capability studies.
Senior Industrial Engineer Competencies
The complete Senior Industrial Engineer Manager's Guide
includes the 48
key competencies expected of Senior Industrial Engineer . The report defines each Competency
in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Senior Industrial Engineer
should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing
the role well.
Among the 48 Competencies for Senior Industrial Engineer is...
Engineering In Manufacturing
You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Engineering In Manufacturing competency. The Senior Industrial Engineer is expected to demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Engineering In Manufacturing competency. To demonstrate Subject matter depth and breadth in the Engineering In Manufacturing competency, one should demonstrate knowledge and associated ability to apply technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems and processes that safely realize a desired objective or invention.
Designs, develops, and deploys engineering solutions in multiple, diverse environments and applications.
Elaborates on prior engineering experiences with all major functions, issues and considerations.
Plays leadership role in establishing engineering standards, policies, strategies and best practices.
Discusses industry and marketplace engineering trends/directions and cites relevant case studies.
Directly influences wide or high-impact engineering decisions and initiatives.