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Industrial Engineer


Novelis Specialty Products

Joseph Lawton

Years in this Position:

5 Weeks of Continuous Improvement/Black Belt Training, then complete a certification process.

Job Description:
Lead teams for Continuous Improvement projects; train employees for Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools; Mentor Continuous Improvement Green Belts; Facilitate department problem-solving initiatives.

What I like best about my job:
Working with project teams to solve problems.

Advice I would give to someone interested in this job:
Pursue project management training, including team and meeting facilitation; learn statistical computer software.

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Includes occupations concerned with the design and installation or integrated systems of personnel, materials, machinery, and equipment. Accessory techniques may include those used in mechanical and various other engineering specialties. Typical specialization are plant payout; production methods and standards; costs control; quality control; time, motion, and incentive studies; and methods, production, and safety engineering.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


BS and 3-5 years or MS and 1-3 years

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average annual earnings in CNY in 2005 were $62,399.

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