What does a Production Engineer do?

Production engineers supervise and improve production throughout plants or factories by supporting engineering teams, drafting safety protocols, reporting issues to management, and creating strategies that will enhance efficiency and profits. They supervise staff at the plant or factory and ensure all health and safety codes are followed throughout a shift. They train workers and how to use machinery and identify issues in a production line responsibly. When necessary, they will troubleshoot equipment.

Production engineers also complete administrative tasks including scheduling meetings with relevant departments and stakeholders, drawing production schedules and project budgets, and documenting and reporting unsafe practices. They supervise the process and ensure quality work is being done safely and efficiently, and diagnose issues on a production line while providing recommendations and training to remedy the problem. They stay apprised of advancements in engineering and production and share their knowledge willingly with coworkers. Production engineers need a degree in engineering and relevant licensing as well as experience with CAD software.

Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Production Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€93,358 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €93K
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Production Engineer Career Path

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LASER 2000LASER 2000
Production Engineer
25 Mar 2021

“Dynamic and great team to work with.”

Employer FlexibleEmployer Flexible
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27 Apr 2021

“Nice work life balance is good”

Future Pipe IndustriesFuture Pipe Industries
Production Engineer
9 Mar 2021

“Good and better than amiantet”

Metafurn International Fzco
Production Engineer
19 Apr 2020

“Good organization to work and lean advanced manufacturing processes.”

Elins Switchboards
Production Engineer
21 Nov 2021

“Good team work and lot of learning.”

Production Engineer
24 Jun 2019

“Good pay and hikes.”

Ancom (Malaysia)
Production Engineer
13 Aug 2019

“Poor work and life balance.”

Steel ServiceSteel Service
Production Engineer
9 Nov 2020

“Good on the job training”

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