A metal fabrication project engineer has the responsibility of creating structures and items out of metal through the use of their hands, by using tools, or by using machines. Following directions is a very important part of a metal fabrication project engineer’s job, as the directions are the framework for creating whatever item it is needed.
Normally, a metal fabrication project engineer will construct the outlining frame of an appliance or item. It is imperative that a metal fabrication project engineer ensures that all parts are present when constructing a new product, in order to guarantee the safety and reliability of said item. When there is a problem with an existing item, a metal fabrication project engineer will troubleshoot an item or appliance to see where the issue is. Once the problem is found by the metal fabrication project engineer, the engineer will then go on and fix whatever is making the product malfunction.
Generally, a degree in engineering or a related field is needed. Depending on the facility, experience from a previous location may be required. Work that a metal fabrication project engineer does is usually done under the watchful eye of a supervisor, who the engineer will get blueprints or sketches from for their next project.
Project Engineer, Metal Fabrication Tasks
Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.