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Manufacturing Systems Engineer Careers

Manufacturing Systems Engineer Careers

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Work Environment:

Manufacturing systems engineers work with production managers within factories to fit and design new manufacturing machinery and assembly-lines, and included in construction of new manufacturing factories.

Being a manufacturing systems engineer, you'd manage every stage of a project, supervising work of technicians. Your tasks could comprise:

  • drafting training and operation guidelines
  • analyzing data and examining systems to find cost effective production techniques
  • constructing 3D models by CAM/CAD (Computer Aided Manufacturing/Design) programs

  • fitting new machinery and equipment
  • calculating costs for tenders and bids, including labor, equipment and time
  • identifying and resolving production issues
  • representing plans and designs to clients and managers for approval
Your goal will be to assist the factory make goods within budget, in time and to quality-standards.

Qualification, Education and Experience:

You can begin as a trainee, if you've BTEC: HND/HNC or degree with a subject such as:

Check the website of UCAS, for information about colleges and universities providing degrees and HNDs. For further details regarding acknowledged engineering courses, see the website of the Institute of Mechanical-Engineers.

If you've qualifications into another area of engineering, you'd discover it helpful to acquire a postgraduate qualification such as MSc with manufacturing systems-engineering to get needed knowledge and skills.

For information about careers in engineering, visit the website of SEMTA.

Training Details:

You'd be anticipated to upgrade your knowledge and skills all through your career by CPD (Continuing-Professional Development).

By gaining status of chartered/incorporated engineer, you can develop your career perspective. For accomplishing this, you'd need to enroll with related professional organization and apply to Engineering-Council UK.

Being an incorporated manufacturing systems engineer, you'd do specialization in routine management of engineering-operations. And as a chartered engineer, you'd encompass a strategic position, streamlining management techniques, planning and researching and developing newer ideas. For additional information, check the website of Engineering Council.

Skills and knowledge:

  • an understanding of health and safety measures
  • capability to organize and plan efficiently
  • outstanding problem resolving abilities
  • capability to work to targets
  • outstanding presentation and communication abilities
  • excellent science, IT and mathematical abilities
  • capability to take decisions under-pressure
  • a knowledge of manufacturing procedure

Salary and Other Benefits:

  • Initial remunerations for manufacturing systems engineer can be about £23,000 to £26,000 for a year.
  • By experienced earnings can boost to around £27,000 to £36,000.
  • And chartered manufacturing systems engineers can get more than £41,000 annually.

Working Conditions:

You'd work for normal office hours on weekdays. You can also work as per shifts, or on call schedule, based on project.

Environment of work would be based on particular industry. You'd be working within a lab or office, and on factory-floor.

Different Opportunities:

You can discover work chances within manufacturing industries, like the electronics, pharmaceutical, food and drink, automotive and aerospace.

By experience you might be capable to advance to partnership within an engineering company, or senior managerial positions. You can also work as a consultant on self employment basis.

You might have opportunity to work overseas, if you're working for a bigger multinational firm.


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