1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2129-19 Industrial Engineer

Investigates and reviews the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studies functional statements, organisational charts and project information, to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishes work measurement programs and analyses work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analyses workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data, and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • liaises with statutory bodies responsible for environmental laws
  • investigates material waste, restructures job functions and recommends work area relocations and equipment purchases
  • implements quality management procedures
  • may develop management and other systems for job evaluation, cost analysis, financial planning and wage or salary administration

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