Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
Train production personnel in new or existing methods.
Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures.
Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
Estimate costs, production times, or staffing requirements for new designs.
Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards.
Purchase equipment, materials, or parts.
Design layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency.
Design testing methods and test finished products or process capabilities to establish standards or validate process requirements.
Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend meetings, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field.
Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance.