Industrial engineers perform research and development to determine the most effective ways for the Military to use its people and equipment. They conduct studies and oversee projects to optimize the use of time, money, materials, energy, and other resources. These professionals create engineering processes to improve the efficiency and productivity of military operations. They also apply analysis and assessment methods to problems related to strategic planning, acquisitions, and mission support. They build models and simulations to test existing and proposed systems.Explore this career outside the military
Industrial engineers usually work in offices. They may work outdoors while performing field studies or overseeing the installation of equipment and systems.
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Industrial Engineers in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Industrial engineers typically have a degree in engineering. Job training for industrial engineers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Management standards, principles, and policiesProblem analysis and decision makingProduction and purchasing methodsRead More
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