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Product Engineers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Product Engineers originate and direct the design, modification and development of metals/plastics products, harmonising technical, aesthetic and economic features to satisfy client specifications.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in manufacturing/ product and industrial engineering

Product Engineers must be creative and able to apply knowledge and skills in selection of materials, type of prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing methods that are cost effective and meet the product requirement.

Use of technology

Product Engineers must be able to use computerised pattern production systems e.g. CAD, graphics software, scanners, virtual modelling.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Normally have a bachelor's degree or above in product and industrial engineering or related discipline.  Holders of relevant higher diplomas can articulate to related degree programmes.


  • usually have some working experience in related industries

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Product Engineers normally work indoors.


  • Computers with production management software
  • Photocopiers

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