What does a Manufacturing Engineering Technologist do?

Develop tools, implement designs, or integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

Jobs Roles

  • Prepare layouts, drawings, or sketches of machinery or equipment, such as shop tooling, scale layouts, or new equipment design, using drafting equipment or computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Oversee equipment start-up, characterization, qualification, or release.
  • Create computer applications for manufacturing processes or operations, using computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) tools.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, installations, or transfers.
  • Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.
  • Erect manufacturing engineering equipment.
  • Install and evaluate manufacturing equipment, materials, or components.
  • Monitor or measure manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.
  • Design plant layouts or production facilities.
  • Develop or maintain programs associated with automated production equipment.
  • Develop production, inventory, or quality assurance programs.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs.
  • Identify and implement new manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Recommend corrective or preventive actions to assure or improve product quality or reliability.
  • Select material quantities or processing methods needed to achieve efficient production.
  • Verify weights, measurements, counts, or calculations and record results on batch records.
  • Ensure adherence to safety rules and practices.
  • Operate complex processing equipment.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance.
  • Plan, estimate, or schedule production work.
  • Train manufacturing technicians on topics such as safety, health, fire prevention, or quality.
  • Analyze manufacturing supply chains to identify opportunities for increased efficiency in the acquisition of raw materials.
  • Design plant or production layouts that minimize environmental impacts.
  • Develop processes to recover, recycle, or reuse waste or scrap materials from manufacturing operations.
  • Develop sustainable manufacturing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize raw material use, replace toxic materials with non-toxic materials, replace non-renewable materials with renewable materials, or reduce waste.
  • Evaluate current or proposed manufacturing processes or practices for environmental sustainability, considering factors such as green house gas emissions, air pollution, water pollution, energy use, or waste creation.
  • Monitor manufacturing operations to ensure adherence to environmental policies and practices.
  • Train manufacturing technicians on environmental protection topics.
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