What does a Production Engineer do?

Production engineers supervise and improve production throughout plants or factories by supporting engineering teams, drafting safety protocols, reporting issues to management, and creating strategies that will enhance efficiency and profits. They supervise staff at the plant or factory and ensure all health and safety codes are followed throughout a shift. They train workers and how to use machinery and identify issues in a production line responsibly. When necessary, they will troubleshoot equipment.

Production engineers also complete administrative tasks including scheduling meetings with relevant departments and stakeholders, drawing production schedules and project budgets, and documenting and reporting unsafe practices. They supervise the process and ensure quality work is being done safely and efficiently, and diagnose issues on a production line while providing recommendations and training to remedy the problem. They stay apprised of advancements in engineering and production and share their knowledge willingly with coworkers. Production engineers need a degree in engineering and relevant licensing as well as experience with CAD software.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Security Clearance
CAD Software
Autonomous Systems
Technical Leadership
Microsoft Office Suite

Production Engineer Seniority Levels

22% made the transition
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22% made the transition
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