Australian industries and manufacturers are looking for Manufacturing or Production Engineers who can lead change, implement new operating practices, and adopt new technologies easily. Engineers Australia assesses Production or Plant Engineers from different parts of the world to assess whether they have the competencies and work experience to fill this gap.
Production Engineers or Plant Engineers or Manufacturing Engineers interested in migrating to Australia as a skilled worker have to prove their competencies to Engineers Australia (EA) and get its approval first. They can do it in several ways, including the CDR (Competition Demonstration Report) pathway. A Production Engineer's CDR report includes three career episodes (CE) that cover different periods of their journey as an engineer or distinctive aspects of Production Engineering they have handled over the years.
In your career episodes, you need to mention the work you have done as a Production Engineer in the industry or research sectors. The Production Engineering career episode writing experts at WriteCDR have written CEs for professionals with different kinds of experiences, including:
- development of Light Metal alloys (which falls in the category of Materials Engineering),
- improving processing technologies,
- assessing environmental impacts of materials,
- doing life cycle analysis of different materials,
- Solidification and Casting,
- Macro processing with lasers
- Additive Manufacturing,
- CNC Machining,
- Assisted Machining,
- Electrical Discharge Machining,
- CAD/CAM, and
- other advanced Manufacturing processes.
Since all our experts are engineering specialists in their fields they are good at understanding your resume and finding out little details that generally skip the minds of our clients. This helps them to create custom career episodes for Production Engineers that have much higher chances of winning the EA approval.
What should a Career Episode of a Production Engineer contain?
A Production Engineer's career episode should highlight the most productive periods of his or her life. EA is a professional body of engineers in Australia. It assesses a candidate on their technical knowledge, communication skills, and work ethics. It is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Manufacturing or Production Engineers who can think outside the box, gel well with the diverse and dynamic technical and sales personnel in Australia, and contribute to the development of Australia's manufacturing industry.
Career episodes for Production or Plant Engineers can mention about innovative mechanical solutions they designed, manufacturing drawings and assembly procedures they produced, design projects they handled, and how they led the project to meet all deadlines and remain within the assigned budget. Our career episode writers talk to clients in great detail to find out how they coordinated with other departments of the company, administrated and managed Engineering Changes, planned and organized production schedules, and assessed project and resource requirements. They weave such details in their career episodes to make them richer and more effective.
Have you estimated budget and timescale of a project and negotiated with managers and other stakeholders? Did you have to re-negotiate them due to some reason? You can mention that in your career episode. As an immigrant applicant, your experience with liaising with off-shore factories may come in handy for Australian recruiters. Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials, creating installation instructions, creating technical documentation, selecting or reviewing tools and proposing improvements to their design, and special production arrangements for product prototypes also make excellent topics for Production Engineering career episodes.
If you are at a loss about what to write in your CEs, consult our CE advisors.
Do you need a Career Episode Sample for Production Engineer Australia?
Each individual has a different academic and career journey. It is impossible to find a sample career episode for Production Engineers which perfectly fits your profile. But you can use the sample career episode on Production or Manufacturing Engineering to check the format, writing style, and level of English that should be used in career episodes.
You can see how our experts write career episodes to showcase that the Production Engineer we are writing for can plan, direct, and coordinate manufacturing activities efficiently. They mention the management work our clients have done along with other things. Our career episodes mention how our clients designed, constructed, modified, and maintained industrial machines and equipment.
You can also find sample career episodes for specializations in the field such as Automation and Control Engineering.
WriteCDR’s sample career episodes for Production Engineers are all successful pieces of CDR reports that won EA approvals for our clients. Our consultants share them with you on a condition (and a warning!) that you never use a project idea/detail or parts of the text as part of your career episode.
And this is for your own good!
Since our samples have already been submitted to EA by our clients, they are already present in its database. Trying to pass them off as your work will lead to plagiarism issues and will guarantee rejection by EA. If you need help in writing CDR, hire a Production Engineering expert instead.
How to choose a Career Episode Topic for Production Engineering CDR?
The CE topics for Production Engineers should showcase distinct periods from their academic and career journeys or different industries they have worked in. You should choose the projects or jobs in which your personal contribution was greatest or in which you learned the most.
Each project should show that you not only proved your mettle in the field but also learned new things from the project. Some of the engineering activities a Production Engineer’s career episodes must mention include:
- designing mechanical and process plants and installations, mechanical equipment, machines, and their components,
- overseeing their construction, operation, and maintenance work,
- coordinating manufacturing activities,
- optimizing usage of resources to increase cost-efficiency,
- assigning responsibilities to teams and workers by streamlining information mentioned in functional statements, organizational charts and other project documentation,
- analyzing work samples and establishing protocols to track the work progress at various levels for optimum labour utilization and quality control,
- optimizing facility layout and production schedules for better workforce and equipment utilization, reducing costs, and increasing production,
- establishing manufacturing specifications and choosing materials and equipment,
- determining material flows, piping and plant and systems layout and capacities,
- establishing testing and quality control guidelines,
- inspecting and maintaining adherence to engineering principles and safety regulations,
If you find it difficult to finalize your career episode topics, seek assistance from our consultants. They can help you streamline your career journey and pick up the right topics to narrate in your career episodes.
How to Structure the Production Engineering Career Episode?
The Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) booklet mentions the EA guidelines you need to follow while writing your career episodes (CE). Your narrative should be in the first person and accentuate on your contribution to the projects you mention. It withal asks you to number the paragraphs in the ss format. It signifies that the numbering of paragraphs in the first CE will go as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…
The numbering of paragraphs in the second CE will go as 2.1, 2.2, 2.3…
And the numbering of paragraphs in the third CE will go as 3.1, 3.2, 3.3…
These numbers play a paramount role when you sit down to write the Summary Statement for your CDR (Competency Demonstration Report).
A CE’s length may range from 1,000 to 2,500 words. It does not have subheadings but is usually structured as follows:
- Start with a prelude or introduction. In 50 to 100 words, mention names of the project or event, the organization you were working for, your job denomination at the time.
- Give some background. In 200 to 250 words, you need to mention the goals, objectives, restrictions, and limitations of the project. You also need to show your position in the organization through a hierarchical chart and mention your key job responsibilities as a Project Engineer as defined in your joining letter or other project-related documents.
- Mention your engineering activities in detail. EA is not interested in what your team did or what were its achievements. It is interested in what you did and recognition or awards you got. You may check out the ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) code 233513 to get an idea of different tasks Project Engineers are expected to do. Mention as many tasks as possible that you handled during the project.
- Summary Statement form also mentions other skills you need to correlate with the work experience that you showcase in your career episodes. So, read them carefully and brainstorm on how you can show that you possess all Project Engineering competencies that Engineers Australia wants to see in you.
- Write a conclusion at the end. Keep the career episode summary short. It should expeditiously touch upon the most paramount highlights of your CE in 50 to 100 words.