Engineering managers are responsible for solving engineering issues, proposing budgets for projects, preparing progress reports, answering technical questions, training new employees, and working with other departments.
Transportation/logistics managers oversee warehouse, inventory control, material handling, customer service, transportation, and planning workers. They hire, train and evaluate employees. Managers prepare worker schedules and ensure warehousing and distribution workers follow safety rules.
A purchasing agent obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers, verifies receipt of items, resolves shipments in error with suppliers, and authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
Industrial engineers prevent waste and inefficiency in production processes. They will design efficient systems that integrate workers, information, machines, energy, and materials to make products or provide services.
Maintenance managers supervise the repair and maintenance of buildings and installed mechanical equipment, as well as ensure timely installation and upkeep of the company's property and systems like elevators in order to ensure operational effectiveness.
Architects create designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments using construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.