Manufacturing engineering jobs involve the research, design and development of manufacturing processes, machines and facilities. These engineers develop or improve production processes, oversee factories or lead project teams to design process flows for manufacturing systems, seeking out the most efficient and cost effective ways to design and make products.
Manufacturing engineer jobs can include:
Assessing sites for new manufacturing facilities and determining optimal layout as well as machinery and transportation needs.
Overseeing factory operations, including material handling, automation solutions, product design and quality control.
Instigating or improving production process efficiency according to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles.
Leading engineering teams to design products using CAD, CAM and CAE software, produce technical reports and advise management of optimization options.