Profession production engineer

Production engineers review and evaluate production performance, perform data analysis and identify under-performing production systems. They search for long or short term solutions, plan production enhancements and process optimizations.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Production processes

    Materials and techniques required in the production and distribution processes.

  • Engineering processes

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

  • Manufacturing processes

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

  • 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.

  • Industrial engineering

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

Skills

  • Lead process optimisation

    Lead process optimisation using statistical data. Design experiments on the production line and functional process control models.

  • Approve engineering design

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

  • Optimise production

    Analyse and identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; formulate and plan alternatives.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Control production

    Plan, coordinate, and direct all production activities to insure the goods are made on time, in correct order, of adequate quality and composition, starting from intake goods up to shipping.

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

implement quality management systems manage budgets set production facilities standards integrate new products in manufacturing manage staff provide advice to technicians control financial resources ensure equipment maintenance ensure equipment availability estimate duration of work identify training needs adjust production schedule maintain relationship with suppliers develop product design analyse production processes for improvement schedule production inspect quality of products continuous improvement philosophies manage human resources control of expenses

Source: Sisyphus ODB