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Production

Summary

Employees working in production deal with all things to do with the manufacturing of products. They enforce compliancy with various national and local regulations, and they make sure that production is efficient through the use of proper and cost-effective tools and software. They also communicate with various other departments to ensure smooth production.

Typical activities

  • Manage or work in manufacturing and production teams.
  • Work with inventory reports to determine required materials.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems on the manufacturing floor.
  • Purchase parts and materials as and when required.

Synonyms or related job titles

Assembler, Builder, Machine Operator, Manufacturer, Moulder, Operator, Roller, Worker, Assembly, Fabrication, Manufacturing

Summary

Maintenance employees may direct or manage teams of maintenance technicians to ensure all equipment is functioning normally at all times. They also perform repairs and carry out any necessary equipment calibrations and apply upgrades where necessary. They also need to negotiate and purchase parts and equipment from external vendors.

Typical activities

  • Schedule and supervise any required maintenance.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs.
  • Perform repairs both simple and complex.
  • Perform rebuilds, installations and upgrades.

1. Equipment Maintenance

Summary

Equipment maintenance is applied across businesses and industries to ensure health and safety regulations are conformed to and the equipment's use is at its highest quality of effectiveness.

Typical activities

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools to prevent breaches of health and safety.
  • Order parts for repair and improvement from suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Discover problems with the equipment and determine how to solve them.
  • Record and detail the costs of repairing equipment.
  • Clean any gears or other internal parts of machinery.
  • Assemble new equipment prior to their operation.
  • Travel to and work on field maintenance if necessary.

Synonyms or related Job Titles

2. Plant Maintenance

Summary

Plant maintenance ensures production stays on schedule and minimises loss of work and consequential profits during problems with the facility and its equipment. Plant maintenance also aims to prevent health and safety risks to workers when operating machinery. These roles are needed when machinery breaks down and requires repairing, and during planned visits to prevent any problems arising.

Typical activities

  • Attend to plants during planned visits or on emergency calls to repair and maintain equipment and machinery.
  • Investigate issues to determine the cause of the problems with machinery and equipment in plants.
  • Offer solutions to maximise the effectiveness of plants and minimise risk to workers.

Synonyms or related Job Titles

3. Vehicle Maintenance

Summary

Vehicle maintenance aims to prevent breakdowns and malfunctions, minimise health and safety risks, and ensure transportation by the vehicle is as fast and effective as possible. Proper vehicle maintenance reduces the probability of problems arising during transportation. As heavy vehicles are commonly used in the production industry it is of paramount importance that proper maintenance is carried out as they are larger and more difficult to manoeuvre than smaller vehicles, therefore bearing higher risk than the average vehicle.

Typical activities

  • Cleaning down vehicles after long journeys.
  • Refilling the vehicles with petrol after transportation.
  • Record any problems or issues with the vehicles and solutions applied.
  • Inspect vehicles to discover and prevent future problems from occurring.

Synonyms or related Job Titles

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance

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Summary

Production and maintenance planning roles coordinate the production workflow and scheduled maintenance to ensure work is completed by determined dates and without exceeding budgets. They plan and prioritize manufacturing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay by determining manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand.

Typical Activities

  • Prepare training programmes to ensure workers' health and safety is prioritised.
  • Work to a budget when planning production and maintenance jobs.
  • Record and store data and information about workers and suppliers.
  • Provide detailed timetables alongside the planning documents.
  • Detail information about the quantity, quality and accuracy of production procedures.

Synonyms or related Job Titles

Production Planner

Summary

Quality standards and product testing employees must work with production and engineering teams, while applying a good knowledge of quality standards to ensure products are meeting the required specifications. They also may oversee any audits or testing, and the resolving of any technical issues as well.

Typical activities

  • Maintain a working knowledge of quality standards and regulations.
  • Oversee or perform audits and testing for quality standards.
  • Organise training activities related to quality standards.
  • Work with engineering and production teams to ensure specifications are met.

Synonyms or related job titles

Quality Engineer, Quality Engineering, Quality Tester, Quality Testing, Quality Technician, Quality Inspector, Quality Inspection, Product Tester