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Industrial Engineers (Median Wage of $36.01) design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Sample of reported job titles: Engineer, Engineering Manager, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Specialist, Operations Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Engineer, Supply Chain Engineer, Tool Engineer

Mechanical Engineers (Median Wage of $33.98) perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. They oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Sample of reported job titles: Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

Local Characteristics

  • Average Wage of $37.19/hr
  • 280 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 13%
  • Retirement Risk: 27% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 15% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*



Graphic Literacy
Industrial Engineers 5 6 6
Mechanical Engineers 6 6 6

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.