Profession industrial engineer

Production engineers conduct research and design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of process plant and installations. They establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities; and assess cost effectiveness and safety.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Enterprising

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  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.


  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan test flights welding techniques types of packaging materials perform demanding weldments aircraft flight control systems control of expenses test gas purity operate hydrogen extraction equipment lead process optimisation maintain control systems for automated equipment visual flight rules inspect quality of products semiconductors evaluate employees work analyse production processes for improvement gather technical information natural gas liquids fractionation processes apply technical communication skills types of metal monitor manufacturing quality standards mechanics of trains manage staff hydraulic fracturing inspect aircraft manufacturing cad software communicate with customers aerodynamics prepare production prototypes manage human resources maintain industrial equipment microelectronics optimise production processes parameters ict software specifications assess the life cycle of resources gas consumption advise on efficiency improvements schedule production legislation in agriculture 3d modelling plan new packaging designs chemistry build a product's physical model operate two-way radio systems draw design sketches mechatronics operate brazing equipment develop new welding techniques automotive engineering maintain rotating equipment robotics synthetic natural environment design prototypes aviation meteorology liaise with managers agricultural production principles use chemical analysis equipment control production perform routine flight operations checks gas chromatography report analysis results conduct performance tests identify customer's needs provide advice to technicians physics operate precision measuring equipment automation technology recruit employees ferrous metal processing supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings cae software operate gas extraction equipment develop scientific research protocols perform market research instrumentation equipment apply advanced manufacturing agricultural chemicals ensure health and safety in manufacturing guidance, navigation and control determine production capacity apply arc welding techniques maintain financial records electromechanics create solutions to problems manage product testing oversee assembly operations examine engineering principles recommend product improvements defense system perform welding inspection research welding techniques soldering techniques write routine reports types of rotating equipment use specialised design software perform project management ensure aircraft compliance with regulation instrumentation engineering manage chemical testing procedures implement quality management systems microelectromechanical systems firmware encourage teams for continuous improvement ensure maintenance of railway machinery liaise with quality assurance corrosion types replace machines monitor plant production operate oxy-fuel welding torch install automation components set production facilities standards monitor utility equipment reverse engineering design drawings set up the controller of a machine operate radio navigation instruments plan allocation of space electronics environmental legislation continuous improvement philosophies build business relationships design electromechanical systems gas dehydration processes use cam software conduct quality control analysis material mechanics mechanics perform take off and landing coordinate engineering teams quality and cycle time optimisation perform resource planning estimate duration of work consumer protection follow safety standards in industrial contexts oversee aircraft sensor and recording systems program firmware spot metal imperfections render 3d images stealth technology execute analytical mathematical calculations surface engineering mechanics of motor vehicles identify training needs mathematics multimedia systems wear appropriate protective gear perform metal inert gas welding read standard blueprints quality standards read engineering drawings operate welding equipment analyse stress resistance of materials assess financial viability materials science apply brazing techniques supervise staff mechanical engineering advise customers on new equipment consult technical resources operate cockpit control panels fuel gas integrate new products in manufacturing perform flight manoeuvres analyse test data identify hazards in the workplace develop electronic test procedures ensure correct gas pressure create technical plans troubleshoot monitor automated machines select filler metal blueprints use non-destructive testing equipment ensure material compliance provide cost benefit analysis reports develop test procedures optimise production ensure equipment maintenance gas contaminant removal processes perform metal active gas welding monitor production developments conduct literature research develop product design set up automotive robot use cad software principles of mechanical engineering ensure fulfilment of legal requirements maintain electromechanical equipment attend trade fairs define manufacturing quality criteria design firmware types of containers use a computer install hardware design automation components operate soldering equipment common aviation safety regulations natural gas liquids recovery processes manage budgets design natural gas processing systems define technical requirements ensure finished product meet requirements execute feasibility study develop material testing procedures design utility equipment packaging engineering install software control compliance of railway vehicles regulations maintain relationship with suppliers record test data industrial tools natural gas advise on safety improvements ensure maintenance of trains manage supplies create a product's virtual model non-destructive testing provide improvement strategies perform tungsten inert gas welding agricultural equipment precision mechanics adjust production schedule perform test run computer engineering control financial resources advise on manufacturing problems fluid mechanics operate agricultural machinery liaise with engineers provide technical documentation train employees keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes follow company standards test chemical samples ensure compliance with environmental legislation electrical engineering use computer-aided engineering systems unmanned air systems design principles determine production feasibility develop mechatronic test procedures maintain safe engineering watches manage health and safety standards hazardous waste types maintain agricultural machinery recognise signs of corrosion control engineering ensure equipment availability inspect industrial equipment draft design specifications draft bill of materials aerospace engineering plan manufacturing processes analyse packaging requirements aircraft mechanics