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Factory Layout Engineer
|Overview:||Factory layout engineers analyze factory floor space available and decide upon the best configuration of production equipment in the plant. They study the sequence of production operations, the size of equipment & machinery needed to arrive at ideal arrangements for equipment and people.|
|Duties:||They use mathematical models and computers to determine the configuration of production equipment on a factory floor based on workflow.
Analyze for each machine the space needed for raw materials, the human operator and the end products produced.
They recommend modifications in machinery design to reduce space required on a factory floor.
They conduct pilot experiments with new layouts using simulations in order to measure productivity.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of factory layout engineers is expected to grow faster than the average through 2018.The increased focus on reducing costs and raising productivity will lead to new jobs even in declining manufacturing industries.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$46,000 to $52,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Employers of factory layout engineers typically hire applicants who have a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Courses in manufacturing and production processes, occupational safety and computer- aided design are essential. A knowledge of human factors engineering for designing operator workstations is also important.|
|Advancement Info:||Beginning engineering graduates usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers and, in large companies, also may receive formal classroom or seminar-type training. As new engineers gain knowledge and experience, they are assigned more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions. Engineers may advance to become technical specialists or to supervise a staff or team of engineers and technicians. Some may eventually become engineering managers or enter other managerial or sales jobs.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.