Manufacturing Engineers

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

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.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Reading Comprehension: 4.75
  • Monitoring: 4.62
  • Systems Analysis: 4.62
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 4.62
  • Mathematics: 4.5
  • Active Learning: 4.5
  • Systems Evaluation: 4.5
  • Writing: 4.38
  • Complex Problem Solving: 4.25
  • Speaking: 4.12
  • Active Listening: 4.12
  • Critical Thinking: 4
  • Technology Design: 4
  • Time Management: 3.88
  • Quality Control Analysis: 3.88
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.88
  • Operations Analysis: 3.88
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.88
  • Learning Strategies: 3.88
  • Science: 3.75
  • Instructing: 3.75
  • Equipment Selection: 3.62
  • Management of Financial Resources: 3.62
  • Troubleshooting: 3.62
  • Persuasion: 3.62
  • Coordination: 3.62
  • Management of Material Resources: 3.5
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3.5
  • Operation and Control: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Negotiation: 3.12
  • Equipment Maintenance: 3.12
  • Repairing: 3
  • Installation: 3
  • Service Orientation: 2.88
  • Programming: 2.5
CORE TASKS
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
  • Design layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
  • Estimate costs, production times, or staffing requirements for new designs.
  • Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
  • Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures.
  • Purchase equipment, materials, or parts.
  • Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
  • Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
  • Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
  • Train production personnel in new or existing methods.
  • Analyze the financial impacts of sustainable manufacturing processes or sustainable product manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve manufacturing processes or products or to reduce costs, using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Incorporate new manufacturing methods or processes to improve existing operations.
  • Determine root causes of failures or recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods, using statistical procedures.
  • Design tests of finished products or process capabilities to establish standards or validate process requirements.

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