Production Engineer Job Description


The production engineer defines how the products need to be manufactured or assembled including the design of packaging, ensuring the right quantity of components are delivered and aligned to support the speed of the production process. They support technicians and trainee engineers and provide training to people within their workgroup. The job duties of a production engineer include implementing production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project-based activities, manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. They must ensure preventive measures taken to maximize success. They need to work on various projects and provide great results on project completion. They work under general supervision to review project milestones on completion by senior management. They need to be an effective team member working with supervisors and colleagues ensuring smooth workflow with maximum output.

Production Engineer Job Titles:

  • Production Engineer
  • Production Planning Engineer
  • Sr. Engineer 

Production Engineer Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a degree in engineering or mechanical engineering. The position is functionally responsible to support the manufacturing team day to day floor support, tooling design, quality, and efficiency. The process improvement through collection and analysis of manufacturing data to improve safety, product quality, customer delivery, and cost reductions. He must provide on-floor process information for training and meeting engineering standards. Support and provide production associates the tools required to perform the job in a manner to meet all the requirements. Support special process and customer audits. The role will encompass both manufacturing engineering and quality. They should manage activities and budgets for manufacturing and process improvement projects.

Production Engineer Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify the manufacturing needs for new products in development
  • Ensure products and system requirement are taken into account from initial product conception to the finished result
  • Design fixtures and tooling for the assembly task
  • Generate production documentation such as assembly instruction
  • Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods and work instructions
  • Ensure product and process quality meets specification required
  • Maintain statistical and financial records
  • Respond to breakdowns
  • Report downtime and possible trend
  • Support and lead continuous improvement, problem-solving, and process improvement activities

Production Engineer Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or related field
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience as a production engineer
  • Able to use CAD and ability for design process and layouts
  • Professional accreditation with an industry-related body would benefit
  • Work experience in a high volume manufacturing environment preferably automotive
  • Experienced with several systems, an expert in at least one area
  • Understanding of design and production costs
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Able to work in a team and produce quality output under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill, and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Maintain a strong relationship with key groups
  • Motivational and communication skill
  • An empowered team member, a process-oriented thinker

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