2141-Industrial and Production Engineers

Job Title: 

Industrial and Production Engineers

Job Description: 

Industrial and production engineers conduct research and design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of process plant and installations. They establish programmes for the coordination of manufacturing activities; and assess cost effectiveness and safety.


Tasks include:

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

This unit group includes

Methods engineer
Motion study engineer
Production engineer
Quality control engineer

This unit group excludes

Manufacturing production manager (1321)

Specific Occupations: 

Manufacturing engineer (general)

Production engineer

Automation engineer

Quality control/assurance engineer

Other industrial and production engineers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore