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.

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.

N2 Nitrogen Supervisor

undefined: Brisbane

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

As a Nitrogen Supervisor, you will play a crucial role in operating and maintaining nitrogen equipment, ensuring safety compliance, and delivering high-quality nitrogen gas to various well sites.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Equipment Operation: Operate and maintain nitrogen equipment, including pumps, compressors, and related machinery.Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines during all nitrogen-related activities.Routine Maintenance: Perform routine inspections, preventive maintenance, and minor repairs on nitrogen equipment.Quality Control: Ensure the quality and purity of nitrogen gas delivered to various well sites.Documentation: Maintain accurate records of nitrogen usage, equipment maintenance, and operational activities.Collaboration: Work closely with other team members, including service supervisors and field engineers.

Project Engineer

undefined: Melbourne

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 2 undefined

The successful candidate will perform engineering design evaluations and work to complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints. This role involves ensuring data accuracy, security, and regulatory compliance, along with providing technical support throughout the engineering process.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Participate in Invitation to Tender (ITT) development, bid evaluation, and contractor selection.Assist in identifying and sourcing long lead equipment, ensuring Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor support until equipment is assigned.Coordinate the development of EMCAPS (ExxonMobil Capital Project Management System) Gate 3 deliverables.Develop and manage the Functional Interaction Plan.Oversee the project issues resolution process.Handle change requests and endorse change authorization.Ensure the completion of the assigned work scope in line with Project Objectives.Engage with the Project Team and functional resources to verify that design and construction meet project specifications and standards.Serve as the interface between the Project Team and the Contractor.Ensure smooth transitions between project stages.Lead the Project Management Team (PMT) in applying Project Management Systems.

Project Engineer ECI

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Responsibilities:Designing and developing existing land for a new lab building and steel structures.Installation & commissioning of new primary & secondary cutters.Refurbishment of existing slug conveyors.Conversion of existing sample tower into a transfer station.Supply, installation & commissioning of new stretching conveyors.Supply, installation & commissioning of new reject conveyors.Design, supply, and installation of a new lab building equipped with LV electrical/comms, overhead gantry crane, HVAC, compressed air, potable/process water, fire detection, controls room, and ablutions.Accepting, unloading, placing, and connecting all lead-in/outgoing cabling to Company-supplied transportable switch room.Accepting, unloading, placing, and connecting specialist Company-supplied lab equipment.Decommissioning existing equipment at S1S1/S1S2 sample tower.Commissioning and handover.Providing post-commissioning support.

Grid Connection Engineer

undefined: Mount Waverley

undefined: Renewable Energy

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 4 undefined

Reporting to the senior project development manager, the grid connection engineer will be responsible for managing the grid connection process and applications that comply with AEMO and NSP requirements. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical understanding of grid connection activities and be able to provide support and guidance throughout the project lifecycle from feasability to design through to commissioning.

Foreman

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 2 undefined

Responsibilities:Lead, guide, and mentor the on-site team and trade partners.Work closely with the CA, Site Manager and Project Manager.Strategically manage the project program.Engage with clients and stakeholders to ensure high-quality service.Play a hands-on role, both with and without tools, to meet project demands.Implement a solution-based approach to mitigate risks.Oversee Health & Safety, quality, cost control, and budgeting.Ensure the project meets its Key Performance Objectives.Adhere to and ensure the team follows relevant policies, codes, and acts.Manage subcontractors effectively.Direct and lead site meetings and toolbox sessions.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 4 undefined

About this role:• Performing and verifying designs using first principles, calculations, FEA, and/or current bestpractice engineering methods.• Ensuring designs are compliant with relevant Australian Standards, statutory requirementsand client specification, and Safety in Design philosophy.• Leading and mentoring team members towards peak performance.• Undertaking analysis to identify root cause problems and providing alternative solutions thatmeet both design and production requirements.• Maintaining effective client relationships, advising and interfacing with client representativeson design and risk management decisions.• Perform various mechanical equipment engineering and design tasks at all job phases, frominitial client enquiry/bid to installation, commissioning and site support.• Consult on a technical basis with product development teams in the development andinnovation of existing and new standard engineered mechanical products, including specificresearch and development projects.

Project Engineer (SMP)

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 3 undefined

Key Responsibilities:Project Engineering Expertise: Support the Project Lead by providing engineering expertise on structural, mechanical, and piping projects. Ensure that all project activities align with industry standards and best practices.Contractor Management: Oversee project contractors to ensure safety performance, monitor progress, and verify conformance with the scope of work. Ensure contract deliverables meet quality standards and specifications.Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with key site stakeholders to plan and coordinate Sustaining Capital Project works in alignment with site activities, including both operating and shutdown phases.Other Duties:Determine optimum design solutions in consultation with the design teams.Create accurate project budgets and forecast cash flow.Develop project schedules to meet required business deadlines.Review construction methodologies and tender documentation.Develop scope of works.

Structures Foreman

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 2 undefined

Responsibilities:Lead, guide, and mentor the on-site team and trade partners.Work closely with the CA, Site Manager and Project Manager.Strategically manage the project program.Engage with clients and stakeholders to ensure high-quality service.Play a hands-on role, both with and without tools, to meet project demands.Implement a solution-based approach to mitigate risks.Oversee Health & Safety, quality, cost control, and budgeting.Ensure the project meets its Key Performance Objectives.Adhere to and ensure the team follows relevant policies, codes, and acts.Manage subcontractors effectively.Direct and lead site meetings and toolbox sessions.

Project Information Management Lead

undefined: Docklands

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

The Project Information Management Lead will be responsible for planning and executing all aspects of Project Information Management across various project phases, ensuring compliance with contracts and company standards. This role involves guiding the project team and contractors to meet information management requirements, from front-end engineering design (FEED) to handover to operations.Responsibilities – To include but are not limited too:Develop and maintain the Information Management Plan, procedures, templates, and guidelines.Interface with the Project Information Management Advisor and stakeholders to ensure company expectations are met, including overall strategy, staffing, and resources.Champion and coordinate company Project Information Management standards.Ensure project information is timely controlled, accessible, and current at all project locations.Review contracting, procurement, and project management documents to ensure they communicate Information Management and Document Control standards.Ensure effective utilization of the Project Team EDMS for project execution, commissioning, start-up, and operations.Implement and maintain Master Document Register (MDR), Supplier Master Document Register (SMDR), and Document Distribution Matrix (DDM) requirements.Coordinate IT issues related to establishing the Project Information Management System and related databases and tools.Maintain Information Management processes, including performance measurements, reporting, and assessment of contractors' IM/DFO, and provide recommendations.Act as the primary contact for document turnover and handover to operations until the DFO Coordinator position is staffed.Address issues that could impact documentation quality, cost, or schedule.Conduct internal and external audits, ensuring resolution of issues raised.Promote capital efficiency on stewarded projects.

SMP Supervisor

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Renewable Energy

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 3 undefined

Facilitate and oversee contractor operations, ensuring all tasks are executed according to schedule and budget.Conduct thorough reviews of contractor documentation and provide reports.Participate in regular meetings with contractors to ensure alignment.Collaborate with the Environment and Approvals team to guarantee compliance.Keep meticulous project documentation, including design modifications, field reports, and communication records.Ensure construction contractors meet all project expectations.Act as the primary technical liaison between construction contractors and the design team.

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.