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

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Knowledge

  • Industrial engineering

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

  • Manufacturing processes

    The steps required through which a material is transformed into a product, its development and full-scale manufacturing.

  • Production processes

    Materials and techniques required in the production and distribution processes.

  • 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.

  • Engineering processes

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

  • Technical drawings

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

Skills

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Approve engineering design

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

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

Optional knowledge and skills

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