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Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 17-2199.04
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Manufacturing Engineers”.
Also Known As…
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Process Engineer
- Plant Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Director
- Facility Engineer
- Process Manufacturing Engineer
- Methods Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Manufacturing Applications Engineer
- Lean Manufacturing Engineer
- Foundry Process Engineer
- Engineer, Process
- Engineer, Methods
- Engineer, Foundry Process
- Continuous Improvement Manager
- Automation Engineer
- Applications Engineer, Manufacturing
Tasks for “Manufacturing Systems Engineer”
- Train production personnel in new or existing methods.
- Design testing methods and test finished products or process capabilities to establish standards or validate process requirements.
- Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards.
- Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures.
- Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
- Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
- Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
- Estimate costs, production times, or staffing requirements for new designs.
- Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance.
- Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend meetings, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field.
- Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
- Redesign packaging for manufactured products to minimize raw material use or waste.
- Evaluate current or proposed manufacturing processes or practices for environmental sustainability, considering factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, water pollution, energy use, or waste creation.
- Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
- Design layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency.
- Develop sustainable manufacturing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize raw material use, replace toxic materials with non-toxic materials, replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials, or reduce waste.
- Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
- Purchase equipment, materials, or parts.
- Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
- Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
- Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
- Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
- Analyze the financial impacts of sustainable manufacturing processes or sustainable product manufacturing.
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