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Logistics Engineers

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.   (O'Net 13-1081.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Continuous Improvement Specialist, Cost Engineer, Cost Estimating Engineer, Cost Reduction Engineer, Integrated Logistics Operations Manager, Logistics Engineer   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Logisticians which includes:
                          - Logistics Engineers
                          - Logistics Analysts
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 19.13   $ 24.07   $ 29.12   $ 36.57   $ 44.65   $ 30.28  
    Yearly $39,790   $50,060   $60,570   $76,070   $92,880   $62,980  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 20.48   $ 24.90   $ 31.34   $ 38.22   $ 45.07   $ 31.98  
    Yearly $42,600   $51,800   $65,190   $79,490   $93,750   $66,510  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.78   $ 21.46   $ 26.94   $ 29.92   $ 33.86   $ 26.18  
    Yearly $34,900   $44,640   $56,040   $62,230   $70,430   $54,460  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 18.26   $ 21.54   $ 26.12   $ 33.70   $ 37.78   $ 27.06  
    Yearly $37,970   $44,790   $54,330   $70,090   $78,580   $56,290  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Logisticians which includes:
                                  - Logistics Engineers
                                  - Logistics Analysts
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 160 165 0.3% 2
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Logisticians which includes:
                                - Logistics Engineers
                                - Logistics Analysts
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 22.2%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 10.5%
    Management of companies and enterprises 8.9%
    Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 7.7%
    Computer and electronic product manufacturing 4.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
     
  • Determine logistics support requirements, such as facility details, staffing needs, or safety or maintenance plans.
     
  • Propose logistics solutions for customers.
     
  • Direct the work of logistics analysts.
     
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current or future logistical processes.
     
  • Provide logistics technology or information for effective and efficient support of product, equipment, or system manufacturing or service.
     
  • Evaluate the use of inventory tracking technology, Web-based warehousing software, or intelligent conveyor systems to maximize plant or distribution center efficiency.
     
  • Develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for business units.
     
  • Analyze or interpret logistics data involving customer service, forecasting, procurement, manufacturing, inventory, transportation, or warehousing.
     
  • Prepare or validate documentation on automated logistics or maintenance-data reporting or management information systems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • 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.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • 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).
     
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • 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.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Logistics Engineers
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Logistics Engineers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers  updated July 2011
     


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    offering instructional programs related to Logistics Engineers
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Operations Management and Supervision.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Logistics Engineers 
     

     
     
     
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