Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.

Related occupations include:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Process Engineer (Industrial)
  • Airconditioning Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Automation and Control Engineer.

 

Main tasks performed

Tasks include:

  • studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
  • designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
  • developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
  • organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
  • directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules.

What skill level is required?

Bachelor Degree or higher qualificationThis type of occupation usually requires a bachelor’s degree also known as a first degree. Some jobs also require further study, such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or master’s degree. For some roles relevant experience may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.


Study fields

Study fields related to this occupation group include:

  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology.
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