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Job Description

Manufacturing Systems Engineers will design, install, develop and improve systems involved in the manufacturing process, their aim will be to make the manufacturing process run as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. They may also be involved in design and development of new manufacturing plants.

Entry Requirements

You could start with a foundation degree, an HNC, HND or a degree in a subject like:

  • manufacturing systems engineering
  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • production or manufacturing engineering

If you've another engineering qualification, you could take a postgraduate course like an MSc in manufacturing systems engineering.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

You could find work in any branch of manufacturing, like automotive, food and drink, pharmaceuticals or electronics.

You could work towards incorporated or chartered engineer status.

As an incorporated engineer, you would specialise in the day-to-day management of engineering operations. At chartered level, you would have a more strategic role, planning, researching and developing new ideas and streamlining management methods.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineering technician

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • A high level of technical knowledge and IT skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • The ability to multi task
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong team working abilities
  • The ability to translate complex ideas into understandable concepts

Starting Salary

£22,000 to £40,000

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