Production Engineer reviews the processes along the production line

Production and Plant Engineer

Production or Plant Engineers plan, direct and coordinate the design, construction, modification, continued performance and maintenance of equipment and machines in industrial plants, and the management and planning of manufacturing activities.

Overview

Production or Plant Engineers plan, direct and coordinate the design, construction, modification, continued performance and maintenance of equipment and machines in industrial plants, and the management and planning of manufacturing activities.

Day-to-day

  • develops specifications for manufacture, and determines materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
  • organises and manages project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • establishes standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • inspects plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
  • directs the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and co-ordinates the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Production and Plant Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in mechanical engineering or a related field to work as a Production or Plant Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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