Manufacturing Engineers


Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.
Also called: Manufacturing Director, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Process Improvement Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • using math to solve problems
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • CNC Mastercam
  • Geometric CAMWorks

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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