Designs, develops, tests and evaluates integrated systems for managing industrial production processes including human work factors; quality control; inventory control; logistics and material flow; cost analysis; and production coordination.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Plans and establishes sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
- Reviews production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
- Estimates production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
- Drafts and designs layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency using drafting tools and computer.
- Coordinates and implements quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.
- Communicates with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
- Recommends methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities.
- Develops manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
- Confers with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
- Applies statistical methods and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards.
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