Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges related to production. The goal is to accomplish the production process in the smoothest, most-judicious and most-economic way.
Production engineering encompasses the application of castings, joining processes, metal cutting & tool design, metrology, machine tools, machining systems, automation, jigs and fixtures, and die and mould design. Production engineering also overlaps substantially withmanufacturing engineering and industrial engineering.
The Heavy Electrical Equipment industry consists of companies engaged in the manufacturing of large-scale electrical equipment, such as elevators, escalators, industrial conveyor belt systems and electrical machinery. The industry also includes hydraulic, steam, gas and wind turbines, large generators and power grid equipment, such as transformers. The Heavy Electrical Equipment industry excludes large permanently installed machinery and engineering services, classified in Engineering & Construction; and small generators, classified in Electrical Components & Equipment.