Career outlook for manufacturing systems engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would design and install new equipment and assembly lines in factories and manufacturing plants.
You’d try to make the production process as efficient as possible so the factory can make goods on time and at the right cost and quality.
You’d work with production managers to get the most out of existing systems and to develop new systems. You might also be involved in the building of new manufacturing plants.
You would help to manage each phase of a project, overseeing the work of technicians and other professionals.
- Work out the costs for equipment, time and labour
- Build 3D models with computer aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software
- Test systems and analyse data to find the most cost-effective production methods
- Present plans to managers and clients for their approval
- Install new equipment and machinery
- Investigate and fix production problems
- Write operation and training guidelines
You’d need to understand manufacturing processes and follow health and safety regulations.
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- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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