Industrial and Production Engineering is a splendid engineering discipline that thrives the development and continuous improvement of any kind of systems, ranging from manufacturing to service industries.
- The job circulars of IPE graduates come with two flavors e.g. industrial engineering job and production engineering job circulars. We might look through some of the job responsibilities as below:
Typical job responsibilities of an Industrial Engineer:
• Reviews production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services
• Performs ergonomic assessments of operator workstations.
• Collects field measurement data and creates two-dimensional facility drawings from supplied specifications with AutoCAD.
• Organizes data in spreadsheets or databases for subsequent analysis and presentation to the client.
• Collects and analyzes work sampling, time study and equipment delay data and draws conclusions about utilization and efficiency.
• Identifies and documents product families based on production, routing, Bill of Material and other pertinent data.
• Calculates storage and capacity requirements for supporting specified production levels.
• Prepares Process FMEA’s and Control Plans.
• Develops management systems for cost analysis, financial planning, wage & salary administration and job evaluation.
• Prepares projects reports according to SOP’s.
• Confers with clients’ management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
• Recommends methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment
• Figures out how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency
• Develops management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient
• Enacts quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs
• Applies FMEA, DMAIC, 8D, SPC, Quality Control in the production floor
• Designs control systems to coordinate activities and production planning in order to ensure that products meet quality standards
• Confers with clients about product specifications, vendors about purchases, management personnel about manufacturing capabilities, and staff about the status of projects
Typical job responsibilities of a Production Engineer:
• Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
• Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
• Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
• Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
• Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
• Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. .
• Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
• Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
• Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
• Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data.
• Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed