Investigates and reviews the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments. Registration or licensing may be required.
Group: 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
design, organise and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, establish programs for the coordination of manufacturing activities, and ensure usage of resources is cost effective.
studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).