Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

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Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

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.

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 2414 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 92% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 7% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by industrial, mechanical and production engineers. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Process Engineer (Industrial)
  • Airconditioning Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Automation and Control Engineer