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Industrial Engineer Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 51

Can you explain the critical path method?

Industrial Engineer Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Can you explain the critical path method?

  2. 2.

    What is the time value of money?

  3. 3.

    Can you explain some tools you would use for inventory management?

  4. 4.

    Why was there a gap in your employment between these dates?

  5. 5.

    Can you describe what you would do or have done when faced with an obstacle in an essential project?

  6. 6.

    Explain how you have used critical thinking previously.

  7. 7.

    Can you explain what is meant by Takt time, Cycle Time and Lead Time?

  8. 8.

    Do you have to perform a task in order to understand how it works?

  9. 9.

    Can you tell me about your process of identifying and correcting flaws in production?

  10. 10.

    Are You Willing to Travel or Relocate?

  11. 11.

    What are the 5 Whys, and why are they important?

  12. 12.

    Can you explain the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards? Which one is better?

  13. 13.

    What is your biggest weakness?

  14. 14.

    What do you like about being an industrial engineer?

  15. 15.

    Can you tell me what total quality control (TQC) is? Also, tell me what standards are used in this practice?

  16. 16.

    What problems are involved with queuing theory?

  17. 17.

    What do you know about our (XYZ Company)?

  18. 18.

    How do you manage large amounts of data and information?

  19. 19.

    Why did you leave your past job?

  20. 20.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  21. 21.

    What project management tools do you use for remote teams?

  22. 22.

    What is the difference between stress and pressure?

  23. 23.

    Do you enjoy documentation?

  24. 24.

    What does the standard deviation tell you?

  25. 25.

    Can you explain Autofacturing?

  26. 26.

    How would you do a time and motion study when you have little information about how long something would take to build?

  27. 27.

    What can you tell me about a Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)?

  28. 28.

    What metrics would you use to drive change?

  29. 29.

    Can you tell me about other companies you are interviewing with?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle being put on the spot in a meeting?

  31. 31.

    In this position, you may be asked to eliminate or cut down on waste and make processes more efficient. Tell me about your background here, and what you might do to achieve this?

  32. 32.

    Can you tell me what the seven quality tools are for process improvement?

  33. 33.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  34. 34.

    Describe a time when you made the workplace safer?

  35. 35.

    Tell me about yourself.

  36. 36.

    What are your salary expectations?

  37. 37.

    Can you tell me the way you would optimize plant layout for the best results?

  38. 38.

    Can you tell me the difference between a pull system and push system? If you can, which one is better.

  39. 39.

    Can you explain the main methods for calculating costs when it comes to production environments?

  40. 40.

    What is Productivity?

  41. 41.

    What was your score on your NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam?

  42. 42.

    What is meant by the poisson process?

  43. 43.

    What do you do to manage your time and stay on schedule?

  44. 44.

    What resources do you utilize to keep abreast with the newest engineering tech and developments?

  45. 45.

    Can you explain how you’ve brought an out of control process back into control?

  46. 46.

    Can you tell me who W. Edward Deming was?

  47. 47.

    What relevant experience do you have for the position?

  48. 48.

    How important are statistics to Industrial Engineering?

  49. 49.

    What is your experience preparing process flowcharts?

  50. 50.

    Tell me about a time and motion study you have done. What did you learn from it?

  51. 51.

    Can you describe projects you worked on and what you enjoyed and didn't enjoy about them?