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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.

Please match in this collective family all specialized Production jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the above-mentioned families. Competencies from the parent family will be shown. A selection of parent family-specific Benchmark Job Matches is available and can be selected manually. The availability of benchmark job matches depends on the survey vendor chosen.

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