Factory Lay Out Engineer

Plan layouts of complete departments of industrial plants.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $113,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Factory Lay Out Engineers do?

Plans layout of complete departments of industrial plant or commercial establishment to provide maximum possible operating efficiency: Measures and studies available floor space and draws plan of floor space to scale, using drafting tools. Studies sequence of operations to be performed and flow of materials. Studies and measures machines, conveyors, benches, furnaces, and other equipment. Coordinates all available knowledge and information into finished scale drawing, showing most efficient location for each piece of equipment and necessary working area around each. May use computer-assisted design/drafting equipment.

Should I be a Factory Lay Out Engineer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Factory Engineer, Factory Expert, Factory Lay-Out Engineer

    How to become a Factory Lay Out Engineer

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