Profession manufacturing engineer

Manufacturing engineers design manufacturing processes for different kinds of production processes. They integrate those specificities and constraints posed by the industry or the product being produced with general and wide-spread manufacturing engineering principles into the design and planification of manufacturing processes.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Consumer protection

    The current legislation applicable in relation to the rights of consumers in the marketplace.

  • Technical drawings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Advise on manufacturing problems

    Advise the visited industrial plants on how to better oversee production to ensure that the manufacturing problems are correctly diagnosed and solved.

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Assess financial viability

    Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.

  • 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.

  • Approve engineering design

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

  • Ensure material compliance

    Ensure that the materials provided by suppliers comply with the specified requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor plant production reverse engineering maintain financial records apply advanced manufacturing encourage teams for continuous improvement integrate new products in manufacturing use cad software ensure equipment availability analyse production processes for improvement provide improvement strategies draft design specifications continuous improvement philosophies advise on efficiency improvements assess the life cycle of resources recruit employees design principles recommend product improvements cae software manage budgets liaise with engineers keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes use cam software