MBTI® Test INTJ Industrial Engineers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Conventional, Enterprising (ICE) (GOT)

Being familiar with your MBTI Type can help you build on your strengths to find a career that will be fulfilling for you. Hammer (1996) notes that Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging (INTJ) MBTI Types enjoy being in positions where they have the opportunity to use their logical thinking preferences to synthesize information and draw conclusions that can make a measurable difference in the real world. This among other personality characteristics and attributes contribute to INTJ’s satisfaction in careers such as industrial engineers.

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Industrial engineers are responsible for various stages of monitoring of different industries. For instance, they may establish, monitor, or review production schedules or manufacturing procedures, or the design, fabrication, and assembling of various parts to produce a full product. They can also design workspaces in order to achieve maximum efficiency, and estimate and optimize production and operating costs. In order to accomplish these tasks successfully industrial engineers may need to communicate with other personnel, including management, or with manufacturers, clients, or other staff members. In some cases, they may also need to conduct statistical analyses to ensure quality control as well as to determine if processes are currently within ranges for acceptable production.

Industrial engineers use a variety of tools of the trade, both in the form of hardware and software. Hardware may include various ways of measuring electromagnetic output, including volt meters, amp meters, multimeters, and others. They may also use sound measuring apparatus, like decibel meters, audiometers, and sound level calibrators, as well as recording microphones. Analytical software used may include Windward Technologies GRG2 and Dataxiom StatMost. They may also use development environment software (e.g., Microsoft visual basic), CAD software (e.g., Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search MINOS software), industrial control software (e.g., Allen Bradley PanelView; Human machine interface HMI software), and program testing software like Rockwell RSLogix. As with most engineering positions, the particular software used may differ across different companies or organizations, but the general functions do remain somewhat consistent.

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Being an effective industrial engineer requires high levels of technical expertise in mathematics, science, and engineering, as well as familiarity with design and educational training. A solid foundation in the English language, as well as a familiarity with administration and management and customer service are also necessary.

Most industrial engineers (over 75%) have either a bachelor’s or associates degree, though some have a post-secondary certificate instead.

Below are some employment trends for Industrial Engineers:

  • Median wage: $42.32 hourly, $88,020 annually
  • Employment: 284,600 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Faster than average (7% to 10%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 22,600

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Click on one of these corresponding popular INTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Anesthesiologist, Electronics Engineers, Biochemist, Industrial Engineers, Biologist, Information Security Analysts, Chemical Engineers, Lawyer, Computer Programmer, Surgeon.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)