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Production Engineering Interview Questions and Answers

Production Engineering Interview Questions and Answers

Question - 1 : - What Is Difference Between Production Engineering And Industrial Engineering?

Answer - 1 : -

Production Engineering:– It is a branch of engineering which is a combination of manufacturing technology with management service.

Industrial Engineering:– It is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes such as improvement, development , implementation of integrated systems.

Question - 2 : - What Is Difference Between Jigs And Fixture?

Answer - 2 : -

Jigs and fixtures are the devices used to manufacture large amount of duplicate parts accurately.

Jigs:- A device that does both functions such as holding the work and guiding a tool is called Jigs. Types –  Drill Jigs and Boring Jigs. 

Fixtures:- It is a production tool that holds, locates and support the work securely so that required machining operations can be performed. Types – Milling Fixture, Profile Fixture.

Question - 3 : - How Did You Reduce The Downtime & Increased The Production?

Answer - 3 : -

 I reduced downtime & increase the production by using following steps:-

  • By providing the maintenance activity on time if the problem comes arise on any machine.
  • By providing sufficient raw material/tools/bits on machine.
  • I made the best plant layout for machines and arranging them in line according to the next process.
  • And, By making time study report of all components those are being manufactured on the machines. After then, I fixed the target for making these components.
  • By using Manpower accurately & removing useless work. Also, implementing 5S, Kaizen activities to increase the production and reduce the down time.

Question - 4 : - Difference Between Production And Manufacturing?

Answer - 4 : -

Manufacturing means a process of converting raw material into finish products by using various processes on machine.

Production means a process of converting inputs into outputs.

Question - 5 : - How Did You Improve The Quality During Production?

Answer - 5 : -

I improve the quality during production by using following steps:-

  • By checking the components after every half hour.
  • By checking the accuracy of tools & quality of material used for manufacturing the products.
  • By giving run charts to the workers so they can check as they are going to be within tolerance. Run chart provides them continuous production with quality.
  • By using good quality of coolant/cutting fluid for manufacturing process.
  • By giving good communication channel between the workers and me.

Question - 6 : - How Do You Maintain Discipline On The Floor As The Production Engineer?

Answer - 6 : -

 I have made a good communication channel between the workers and me. I give the daily production target to the workers which make them busy to complete their work. I give my full attention on shop floor and we take strict action if any worker starts gossiping during working hours.

Question - 7 : - How Do You Plan Various Shifts And Daily Production?

Answer - 7 : -

We get the weekly/monthly basis schedule from our customers. After getting the same schedule from PPC department, I do plan for various shifts and report to workers by displaying on the notice board after the approval of the production manager. I provide daily target sheets to the workers and also check the sufficient raw material, tools, coolant & unrepaired machine on the workshop.

Question - 8 : - How Do You Install The New Machines And Layout Preparation As A Production Or Process Engineer?

Answer - 8 : -

Firstly, we make the process plan of the components and according to it, I draw the layout of the machines and make sure that machines should be in arrangement according to the next processes.

Then, I also check to maintain the distance between the machines. We install the machines for maximum time saving and provide proper safety to the workers.

Question - 9 : - How Did You Reduce The Cycle Time Of Machines To Increase The Production?

Answer - 9 : -

I reduced the cycle time of machines by using following methods:-

  • Replace old machines with new one or giving servicing to the old machines on time.
  • By using of good quality of tools, coolant and raw material.
  • With the selection of active workers and impart training to them.
  • By making the time study report of all components those are running on machines.

Question - 10 : - How Many Workers Are Working Under You?

Answer - 10 : -

I am working as production engineer or supervisor. Around 40/50 workers are reporting to me in my line. We have 2/3 GET and DET those are getting training under me.

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