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Manufacturing Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

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Currently Employed: 3,590

Projected Annual Job Openings: 70

Typical Hourly Wage: $50.98 - $71.40

Typical Annual Salary: $106,000 - $148,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
  • Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
  • Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
  • Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
  • Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Train production personnel in new or existing methods.
  • Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Binocular light compound microscopes
  • Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Industrial control software
  • Internet browser software
  • Project management software

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