knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
design skills and knowledge
to be thorough and pay attention to detail
excellent verbal communication skills
the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
What you'll do
You'll help manage each phase of a project, overseeing the work of technicians and other professionals. Your duties could include:
estimating costs for bids and tenders, covering equipment, time and labour
building 3D models with computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software
testing systems and analysing data to work out the most cost-effective production methods
presenting plans to managers and clients for their approval
installing new equipment and machinery
investigating and fixing production problems
drawing up operation and training guidelines
You could work in a factory, in an office or in a laboratory.
Career path and progression
You could find work in any branch of manufacturing, like automotive, food and drink, pharmaceuticals or electronics.
You could work towards incorporated or chartered engineer status.
As an incorporated engineer, you would specialise in the day-to-day management of engineering operations. At chartered level, you would have a more strategic role, planning, researching and developing new ideas and streamlining management methods.
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