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51 Industrial Engineer Questions and Answers By Holly Chavez

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

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Industrial Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What is meant by the poisson process?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    What do you know about our (XYZ Company)?

  7. 7.

    What are your salary expectations?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How do you manage large amounts of data and information?

  18. 18.

    Explain how you have used critical thinking previously.

  19. 19.

    What is your biggest weakness?

  20. 20.

    Why did you leave your past job?

  21. 21.

    What project management tools do you use for remote teams?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    What is Productivity?

  25. 25.

    What do you like about being an industrial engineer?

  26. 26.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  27. 27.

    Can you tell me who W. Edward Deming was?

  28. 28.

    What relevant experience do you have for the position?

  29. 29.

    How important are statistics to Industrial Engineering?

  30. 30.

    What is your experience preparing process flowcharts?

  31. 31.

    What is the difference between stress and pressure?

  32. 32.

    Do you enjoy documentation?

  33. 33.

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

  34. 34.

    Are You Willing to Travel or Relocate?

  35. 35.

    What does the standard deviation tell you?

  36. 36.

    What problems are involved with queuing theory?

  37. 37.

    Can you explain Autofacturing?

  38. 38.

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

  39. 39.

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

  40. 40.

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

  41. 41.

    What metrics would you use to drive change?

  42. 42.

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

  43. 43.

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

  44. 44.

    What is the time value of money?

  45. 45.

    Can you explain the critical path method?

  46. 46.

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

  47. 47.

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

  48. 48.

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

  49. 49.

    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?

  50. 50.

    Describe a time when you made the workplace safer?

  51. 51.

    Tell me about yourself.