A Production Engineer in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$67,154 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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Job Description for Production Engineer
A product engineer is responsible for overseeing the production of a product, typically in an indoor factory setting. They are responsible for ensuring that production demands are met efficiently and cost effectively. They often must decide which materials should be used to construct a product, how to assemble a product to ensure quality, and how to operate a production line with both machinery and manpower. Production engineers must work with company leaders to determine the demand for the product and the budget under which the product must be produced. The product engineer must work with the computer software that operates the factory machinery, as well as factory and production employees to ensure that tasks are being completed efficiently. Often, they are responsible for determining the number of employees needed to produce the product and are usually involved in the hiring process of those employees.Read More...
A production engineer typically must have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering, depending on the specifics of the position. Production engineers usually hold a master’s degree as well, but it is not required. To be a head production engineer, they must also have at least five to seven years of relevant work experience in a production setting. Skills typical of a production engineer include AutoCad, excellent written and verbal communication skills, trouble-shooting skills, and an aptitude for working with production software.
Hours typical of a production engineer can vary, but are usually daytime hours with a 40- to 60-hour work week. Since production engineers often work with large manufacturing companies, travel - sometime internationally - is usually required. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Production Engineer Tasks
- Assist in process hazard analysis and drive resulting action items to completion.
- Perform training to operators on new processes.
- Modify and update all Safety Information and procedures.
- Identify opportunities for process improvement.
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