2141-Industrial and production engineers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Industrial and production engineers
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Job Description: 
Industrial and production engineers conduct research and design, organize and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of process plant and installations. They establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities; and assess cost effectiveness and safety.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) studying functional statements, organizational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • (b) establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilization
  • (c) analysing workforce utilization, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • (d) developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
  • (e) organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • (f) establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • (g) inspecting plant to improve and maintain performance
  • (h) directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules
  • (i) advising management on new production methods, techniques and equipment
  • (j) liaising with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Industrial efficiency engineer
- Industrial engineer
- Plant engineer
- Production engineer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Manufacturing production manager - 1321

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