Manufacturing and industrial engineers oversee the complex process of making things on a large scale.
Manufacturing and industrial engineers, sometimes known as systems engineers, are masters of problem-solving. They look at the entire process involved in manufacturing and distributing a product – from the raw materials used, to budgeting, to safety, to supply chain management – and try to make the process more efficient, faster, less wasteful, and less costly.Manufacturing and industrial engineers need to be able to work well with many different groups of people, including engineers from other disciplines.
Manufacturing engineers use their problem-solving skills to…
1. Analyse complex systems to gain insight into system failures, productivity blockages, quality issues or safety challenges.2. Inspire teams comprised of different people to work together toward a common goal, and understand the needs of each part of the team.3. Research the latest technological advances and work out how to implement them into existing processes.4. Design efficient, safe and productive factory layouts.5. Design and develop leading-edge machinery to produce components.