National Occupational Standard for Production Engineer

Definition of Occupation

The Production Engineer is responsible for determining how a product will be manufactured, commissioning the manufacturing centre/plant, and continuously improving/optimizing the production process throughout the product life cycle in order to improve efficiency, lower costs, maintain or improve quality, and increase yields. They are also in charge of decommissioning and/or repurposing production equipment and technology at the end of a product life cycle.

The Production Engineer may be involved in determining the steps and processes in manufacturing a product at scale, designing manufacturing cells/centres to optimize production resource use, designing new production tooling and equipment, qualifying vendors and suppliers in the production supply chain, detailing specifications for sub-components and materials, working with
production personnel to improve production output, and serving as a technical resource for solving production problems.

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