A manufacturing engineer is a linchpin in production engineering and vital to achieving smooth manufacturing processes. Overall, manufacturing engineers ensure the efficient and effective manufacturing operation, from designing and optimizing production processes to managing production schedules and resources and ensuring that the products meet the desired quality standards.
 

Manufacturing engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and improving the manufacturing processes used in a production facility. This involves analyzing the existing processes and identifying areas for improvement, such as reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and improving quality.

They also work to identify and solve production issues, such as defects in products, equipment failures, and production delays. They use problem-solving skills and analytical tools to diagnose problems and implement solutions that prevent these issues from recurring.


Manufacturing engineers are charged with overseeing the production systems used in a facility, including the machinery, equipment, and software. They must also safeguard that the products manufactured meet the required quality standards. To do that, they develop and implement quality control measures, such as statistical process controls, to monitor the production processes and ensure that the products meet the desired specifications.


Manufacturing engineers also manage labor, materials, and equipment, to ensure that the facility meets production goals and timelines. It is important for manufacturing engineers to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product design, supply chain, and quality control, to ensure that the production processes are aligned with the overall business objectives.


In production engineering, the manufacturing engineers must also research automation techniques to maximize production line efficiency and plan factory layouts that optimize how products are made across entire facilities or warehouses.


As the name of the profession suggests, manufacturing engineers typically work in manufacturing plants or at production sites. They can support manufacturing in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical devices, food processing, chemicals, and more. A fast-growing segment of manufacturing engineering is that of additive manufacturing where 3D printing is used to construct three-dimensional objects from computer-aided design (CAD) models or 3D models.

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Drilling Fluids SME

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides fluids system analysis & engineering support to meet Chevron Australia fluid and waste managementobligations/regulations for Barrow Island as well as offshore operations.Represent Wells function on waste management and discharge strategies including input and guidance to theEnvironmental Plans, Safety Case etc. such that Government licensing commitments and Company policies are adhered to.Prepare and deliver fluids/waste management information in internal and partner workshops such as DRB meetings, project assurance reviews, stakeholder communications etc.Develop and evaluate rig equipment and feasibility concept alternatives.Prepare plans for field installations / rig modifications & equipment requirements. Prepare fluids and waste management tendering documents and conduct bidding to support Wells fluids and waste management requirements.Support Drilling & Completion fluids qualification and testing; working closely with the Fluids Company, Drilling /Completion Engineers and liaising with Chevron Technology Center Fluids Team.Responsible for oversite and execution of the drilling & completions fluids programs. Completes post project reviews.Assist and provide operational support to Drilling Superintendent for the ongoing drilling/completionprogram as required.• Assists with project execution through the operational phase, capturing lessons learned and looking for operationalimprovements.

Contract Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

Exposure to projects over $10m in value (preferred).Experience in engaging with contractors.Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace.Budgetary reporting and analysis skills.Solid written communication and reporting skills.High levels of initiative, energy and passion for the role.Ability to work independently and as part of a project wider team.

Dewatering Heavy Diesel Fitter - 2:2 Roster - Days Only

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 3 undefined

Reporting to the Water Management (Dewatering) Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of diesel generators and pumps. Your role will involve working closely with the Water Management team to uphold equipment reliability and support dewatering operations effectively. Collaborating within the department, you'll contribute to maintaining optimal water management strategies that are crucial to the site's operational success.Conduct regular preventative maintenance checks on diesel generators, diesel-driven transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issuesExecute scheduled maintenance tasks for diesel generators, transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps, following manufacturer guidelines and company protocolsProvide immediate and effective breakdown maintenance support to minimize downtime and ensure the quick restoration of generator and pump functionalityPerform the majority of maintenance tasks in the workshop or mechanical yard environmentAssist with and conduct inspections and repairs on multistage submersible pumps and standard single impeller pumpsEnsure all maintenance activities are carried out safely, adhering to safety standards and regulations

Project Manager

undefined: Sancrox

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Demonstrate a strong ambition to propel the business forward, innovating processes along the way.Thoroughly comprehend project specifications prior to on-site commencement, ensuring end to end project excellence.Nurture client relationships, matching financial objectives with client requisites.Generate monthly project reports, detailing financials and program schedules for the Construction ManagerFlexibility to adapt in a dynamic work environment, proactively strategising and planning. Efficiently manage subcontractors, ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion of Scope of Works. Efficiently coordinate resources, material procurement, machinery, and temporary staff when necessary.

Certification Officer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Essential Responsibilities Actively ensure that all HSE procedures are followed at location.Adhere to the requirements of the Quality Management System.Comprehensive certification for Facility inclusive of Cranes/ Davits, Racking, Electrical, Rigging, Ladders and accessories. This list will be reviewed and updated periodically based on the Company requirement and regulatory specification. Ensure that for Equipment, Instrument, Hoses, Spools and Iron Certification in order to comply with the operational requirements of the Base, Client and regulatory specification.Manage the Hoses, spool and Iron inventory. Equipment certification and registration with Worksafe Australia. Ensures certifications are all consolidated prior to project mobilisation. Update and maintain certification in Company’s database. Ensure that maintenance record generated is updated in Company’s database Co-ordinate with vendors to get equipment, spools and hoses certified/ inspected and recertified. Activities as delegated by Supervisor.

Experienced Blast Crew Operator

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Working as part of a drill and blast team, you will be required to:Prime and load blast holesMark up drill patternsSupport your team members to achieve the unit’s shared objectives.Monitor and set up blast zones QA/QC of blast holes - recording data to pass onto supervisorsWorking alongside drillers and shot firers to complete ad-hoc tasks such as refueling LVs and other machinery and general maintenance activities.Upholding safety regulations and protocol.

Experienced Blast Hole Drillers

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Operate blast hole drilling machinery, including rotary drills and down-the-hole drills.Ensure safe drilling operations by following strict safety protocols.Survey and mark drilling locations based on project specifications.Drill holes to specified depths and diameters according to geological conditions.Collect rock samples for analysis and maintain accurate drilling records.Perform routine maintenance on drilling equipment and troubleshoot mechanical issues.Communicate effectively with team members and report drilling progress.Adhere to environmental regulations during drilling operations.Stay informed about new drilling technologies and participate in training programs.Contribute to the success of mining and construction projects by providing accurate and efficient drilling services.

Project Manager

undefined: Bella Vista

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish.Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, resource allocation, and risk management strategies.Collaborate closely with clients to understand project requirements, establish project goals, and maintain effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators, and provide regular reports to stakeholders, addressing any deviations from the project plan.Conduct regular site visits to ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards, and project specifications.Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, forecasting, and financial tracking, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to piling projects, incorporating relevant advancements into project strategies.

Hydrogeologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Water Services Superintendent,you will play a central role in developing, implementing, and reviewing dewatering plans aligned with operational mine plans. This position requires strong communication, time management, and technical skills to ensure timely completion of robust hydrogeological assessments, vital for effective business communication.Review quarterly mine plans to develop monthly operational dewatering and water supply plans, monitoring progress using reports, water level interpretation, and operational water balancesProvide technical hydrogeological guidance and support to operational departments regarding mine water management and compliance with Environmental and Water Licence obligationsDrive improvement projects and collaborate on their execution, focusing on operational benefits and stakeholder satisfactionContribute to mine planning efforts related to dewatering, water supply, and depressurisation initiativesAssist in compiling End of Month data and KPI reporting for ManagementManage water monitoring data collection, QA/QC processes, and database (Envirosys) managementFoster collaborative relationships with internal departments and external stakeholders to enhance knowledge, scope development, system evolution, and risk awareness in water management decision-making processes

Resource Definition Geologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, you will be responsible for providing quality geology services and working collaboratively with the broader Mining Team to maximise return from the operation.Monitoring safety compliance in the field alongside the daily supervision of Reverse Circulation drill rigs and management of drilling campaignsHigh quality logging of RC chips whilst ensuring sample quality on the rigsDrawing on experience to help drive innovation within the team whilst fostering a positive safety culture within the Resource Definition team through visible field leadership and adherence to Fortescue policies and proceduresComply with Fortescue site specific HSES and OH&S policies, work instructions, procedures and reporting protocolsReview and update these documents on a regular basis

Accounts Payable Assistant

undefined: Kwinana

undefined: Mining

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Manage daily processing of accounts payable transactions to ensure prompt and precise payments.Validate and verify invoices and requisitions for goods and services.Ensure all transactions comply with company financial policies and procedures.Prepare payment batches for data entry and secure necessary approvals.Enter invoice data for payments and produce payment list reports.Maintain an updated list of accounts payable and handle supplier records.Support monthly payment forecasts.Maintain the Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) register.Verify and process expense claims.

Graduate Process Control Systems Engineer

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 1 undefined

You will work under a flexible FIFO roster that can be tailored to suit your lifestyle.This site-based engineering position involves working with cutting-edge automation systems and software, including Siemens and Allen Bradley, to support the future of mining operations worldwide. Process Control & SCADA Optimisation.Modifications to SCADA/HMI.Development of procedures and work Instructions.Process optimisation and troubleshooting.Managing changes and conducting risk assessments.

Common manufacturing engineer responsibilities 

A manufacturing engineer is responsible for performing a range of production engineering tasks. Responsibilities may include:

  • Designing and developing manufacturing processes to meet requirements;
  • Managing production flow, labor, and material costs for manufacturing;
  • Developing process flow diagrams to identify potential areas of improvement;
  • Establishing process standards for production operations;
  • Developing best practices for manufacturing operations;
  • Reporting on all production data and documentation for internal use;
  • Analyzing data and troubleshooting existing processes to identify areas of improvement;
  • Working with vendors to ensure timely delivery of materials and components for the manufacturing process;
  • Ensuring compliance with manufacturing safety regulations;
  • Providing technical support to diverse production process team members, from machine operators to product developers, among others;
  • Developing cost estimates for new production projects;
  • Implementing new technologies or ways of working to improve manufacturing efficiency;
  • Managing manufacturing team members and providing mentoring or training as needed.

Qualifications for manufacturing engineers 

Manufacturing engineers should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Some employers may also require a Master's degree in Engineering. In some countries, a professional certification may be required.

Additional supporting skills and experience include:

  • 2-5+ years of experience in production or process engineering, quality control, or similar;
  • Strong foundation in mathematics and science, as well as knowledge of engineering principles, production processes, and quality control methods;
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Proficiency in using diverse computer software, including the latest design, modeling, and calculation software like AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, NX, or similar;
  • Being up-to-date with advances in manufacturing technology and industry trends.