Logistics Engineers


Also called : Acquisition Logistics Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Supportability Engineer, Systems Engineer

What they do


Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.

On the job, one would


  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.

  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.

  • Conduct logistics studies or analyses, such as time studies, zero-base analyses, rate analyses, network analyses, flow-path analyses, or supply chain analyses.

  • Identify cost-reduction or process-improvement logistic opportunities.

  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.

KNOWLEDGE


  • Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Mathematics
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

  • Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

SKILLS


  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

  • Systems Analysis
    Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Complex Problem Solving
    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Judgment and Decision Making
    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

ABILITIES


  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

  • Analytical Thinking
    Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Initiative
    Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

  • Achievement/Effort
    Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Analytical or scientific software

  • Business intelligence and data analysis software

  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

  • Computer aided design CAD software

  • Data base management system software

  • Data base user interface and query software

  • Development environment software

  • Electronic mail software

  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

  • Object or component oriented development software

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Preparation

    Considerable Preparation Needed

  • Education

    Four-year bachelor degree

  • Experience

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

  • Jobtraining

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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