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It’s Good To Be…An Industrial Engineer..

Industrial Engineers are seeing exceptional demand for their skills. See where and what skill employers are seeking in this field.


Wanted Analytics brings us the data:


With over 24,400 new online job advertisements posted, hiring demand for industrial engineers was up 27% in February 2012 compared to February 2011. Demand is recovering well from its recessionary low in June 2009, up 207%.


Hiring Demand for Industrial Engineers – 4 Years


Hiring Demand for Industrial Engineers - 4 Year Trend 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Employers in Los Angeles posted the most jobs and saw a 50% increase versus February 2011.  Houston, Detroit, Chicago, and New York rounded out the list of the top 5 metropolitan areas with hiring demand for Industrial Engineers.  Only one city, out of our top 20 cities by hiring demand, saw a decrease in hiring versus February 2011.  That city was Philadelphia.


Top 20 Metro Areas by Hiring Demand


Top Locations for Industrial Engineers 

Source: WANTED Analytics


Employers looking for Industrial Engineers are most commonly requiring the following skills from candidates:


  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint
  3. Microsoft Word
  4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  5. Autodesk AutoCAD
  6. Statistical Analysis
  7. Statistical Process Control
  8. Engineer Drawings
  9. Failure Analysis
  10. Bechtel Software SETROUTE

In addition, the most commonly required certifications include:


  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  2. American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  3. Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  4. Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  5. Six Sigma Black Belt
  6. Engineer-In-Training (EIT)
  7. Design for Manufacturability and Assembly
  8. Six Sigma Green Belt
  9. American National Standards (ANSI)
  10. Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ-CQE)
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