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Engineer - Industrial
Engineer - Industrial
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Engineer - Industrial

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - resolve engineering or science problems
  • Getting Information - read blueprints
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand engineering data or reports
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment - calculate engineering specifications
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - plan testing of engineering methods

About the test

The HR Avatar Engineer - Industrial Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Engineer - Industrial test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:17-2112.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Architecture and Engineering
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$54,070 or less
Bottom 25%:
$67,330 or less
$84,310 (Average)
Top 25%:
$105,230 or more
Top 10%:
$129,390 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,280

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Automation Engineer, Configuration Management Analyst, Configuration Manager, District Plant Engineer, Documentation Engineer, Efficiency Analyst, Efficiency Engineer, Efficiency Expert, Engineer, Engineering Inspector, Engineering Manager, Environmental Systems Coordinator, Equipment Inspector, Factory Engineer, Factory Expert, Factory Lay Out Engineer, Factory Lay-Out Engineer, Field Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Methods Consultant, Inventory Analyst, Liaison Engineer, Logistical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Planner, Manufacturing Specialist, Material Scheduler, Materials Planner, Metallurgical and Quality Control Testing Supervisor, Methods Engineer, Methods Time Analyst, Metrologist, Operations Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Control Expert, Production Control Planner, Production Engineer, Production Engineering Tooling Coordinator, Production Expert, Production Manager, Production Planner, Production Tool Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst), Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer), Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Quality Assurance Technician, Quality Control Analyst, Quality Control Director, Quality Control Engineer, Quality Control Expert, Quality Control Industrial Engineer, Quality Control Manager, Quality Control Specialist, Quality Controller, Quality Engineer, Salvage Engineer, Shoe Lay-Out Planner, Standards Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain Engineer, Test Inspection Engineer, Time Study Engineer, Tool Design Engineer, Tool Engineer, Tool Planner, Traffic Rate Analyst, Vendor Quality Supervisor

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Validation Engineers, Industrial Engineering Technicians, Materials Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Energy Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Technologists, Logistics Analysts, Product Safety Engineers, Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Computer Systems Analysts, Logistics Engineers, Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts, Environmental Engineers, Industrial Safety and Health Engineers, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Manufacturing Engineers

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