Roles of Industrial Engineer:
An industrial engineer plays a very important role in the industry. The following are the various roles and functions of an industrial engineer.
Motivator – To inspire and be a driving force for each team member or the team itself for performing their job / task.
Activist – To take action to complete a process or to proceed with a certain approach.
Decision maker – To make a final selection from amongst the various alternatives
Expert – To act as a resource person or specialist for providing some special knowledge or skill.
Measurer –To lay out a particular design on the basis of which evaluation would be done later on.
Project Manager – To plan, procure, monitor and execute various aspects of a project or a task.
Planner / Designer – To coordinate, plan and design for a particular area of activity.
Analyst – To analyse / examine something and thereafter give opinions about it. The area of analysis may include price, customer, finances or competitor etc.
Innovator / Inventor – To be a pathfinder or front runner for developing new ideas, design, products or create technological solution.
Data gatherer – To collect / gather information / data in the form of series of observations, measurements or facts in an attempt to perform better within the said limits or resources.
Boundary spanner – To perform the role of linking the organization’s internal networks with the external sources if information.
Coordinator and Integrator – To make different groups work together in an organized manner.
Trainer / Educator – To provide instructions on how to perform a particular job or skill well.
Negotiator – To deal with others in official discussions in order to reach an agreement.
Advisor/Consultant – To provide independent expert advice or knowledge.