I have started production on a ship and for some reason have not assigned as many NPCs to the project as much as I intended. As a result the expected production time is blown out. Is it easy add more NPCs to the job? I'm on my way back now but am hoping someone will be able to clarify earlier.
I think it is possible to add them. I have recently started ship production in factory for my faction and I had to add workers to the construction. You have to pause the production first (Do not abort!) and then just select more NPC builders, it definitely worked when I tried it. ;-)
Interesting, looking at the rules page here it says otherwise;
“'Worker' type NPCs, class 'Conversation', are used in production. The NPCs must be in the facility/station and be managed by the production faction that is managing the facility/station. The amount of NPCs to be used on the project depends on the size and quantity of what is being produced. The number of NPCs is entered upon adding a new project and can be edited up until the project is started. Once the project is started you can't edit the requested number of NPCs, so plan ahead.”