Production & Manufacturing

The Production & Manufacturing Job family involves the designing, planning and optimisation of production and manufacturing processes to ensure efficiency. Careers here involve supervisory roles of the production cycle and maintaining a strong quality control over the entire process.

Career Inclinations

Operational
It refers to the orientation to understand the workings of machinery and how systems at factories and industries work. It requires that people have hands-on knowledge and excel at ensuring that things go as per process.
Mechanical
It refers to the orientation to understand and manage the design, construction and operations of mechanical systems by applying the principles of physics and mathematics.

Remuneration that an individual receives monthly for his/ her professional services

Division of an individual’s time and focus between working and leisure activities

Opportunities given to an individual to scale upwards in the organization

Opportunities given to an individual to travel and interact with experts in a professional setting

Opportunities given to an individual to innovate on new ideas and projects at work

Job Roles

1. Production & Industrial Engineer

Production & Industrial Engineers are concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, information, equipment and process.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, students should ideally choose Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The criteria for marks may vary from college to college, to secure a seat in a top college you must score at least 80% to 85% marks in your class 10+2 examinations.

The best suited course is Bachelor of Technology (any stream). Click here for the top colleges.

Industrial and Production Engineers use a combination of mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management science. They focus on how to get the work done most efficiently, balancing many factors—such as time, number of workers needed, available technology, achieving the end product with no errors, workers' safety, environmental concerns, and cost.

2. Production Planner

Production Planners plan and organise production schedules. Their role involves assessing project and resource requirements and negotiating budgets and timelines with clients and managers.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, a combination of any four subjects will work. A student should ideally prefer English, Mathematics, Commerce and Accountancy. If the school offers classes in Business Strategy or Management, it will be highly beneficial.

The best suited courses are - Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Business Management/ Bachelor of Management Studies. Click here for the top colleges.

Production Planners, also known as production schedulers, managers, controllers and coordinators, are involved in the logistics of supply chain management. Most of their time is spent on business and organizational aspects of producing and distributing products.