Profession process engineer

Process engineers apply engineering concepts in order to improve all kinds of production and manufacturing processes in terms of efficiency and productivity. They evaluate the variables and constraints present in given processes and present engineering solutions to optimise them.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic


  • 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.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Manufacturing processes

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

  • Engineering processes

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


  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Manage engineering project

    Manage engineering project resources, budget, deadlines, and human resources, and plan schedules as well as any technical activities pertinent to the project.

  • Apply advanced manufacturing

    Improve production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs, and changeovers of products and processes using relevant advanced, innovative, and cutting edge technology.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Interpret technical requirements

    Analyse, understand and apply the information provided regarding technical conditions.

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Analyse production processes for improvement

    Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.

Optional knowledge and skills

consult with technical staff environmental engineering apply health and safety standards use testing equipment manage budgets assess financial viability adjust engineering designs maintain test equipment develop test procedures label samples read engineering drawings collect samples for analysis record test data conduct performance tests use cad software define quality standards consult with design team perform project management

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