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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Advanced Manufacturing Engineer coordinates and manages manufacturing processes in within a manufacturing environment. Develops and implements product quality standards, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods for maximum efficiency. Estimates resource requirements, production times and schedule for manufacturing processes.

Job Outlook

There were 24 Advanced Manufacturing Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1196 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Manufacturing Engineer industry, which includes the Advanced Manufacturing Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Advanced Manufacturing Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,233.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,233.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Advanced Manufacturing Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $81,662.

Education and Experience

Posted Advanced Manufacturing Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4.35%
Bachelor's Degree79.01%
Master's Degree25.42%
Doctoral Degree4.52%
Other1.76%

Posted Advanced Manufacturing Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years10.64%
3 to 5 years56.7%
6 to 8 years18.65%
9+ years14.02%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Advanced Manufacturing Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (40.8%)
  • Operations (34.28%)
  • Problem Solving (29.52%)
  • Leadership (27.84%)
  • Planning (25.59%)
  • Innovation (20.9%)
  • Management (18.39%)
  • Influencing Skills (12.04%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (11.96%)
  • Self-Motivation (11.71%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • New Product Development (40.41%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (38.63%)
  • Industrial Engineering (19.7%)
  • Project Management (41.84%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (54.1%)
  • Tooling (36.43%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (31.61%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (24.85%)
  • Automation (29.33%)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (98.39%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Process Engineering (10.14%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (16.4%)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (8.96%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (13.27%)
  • Process Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (PFMEA) (18.34%)
  • Welding (8.79%)
  • Purchasing (7.02%)
  • Business Continuity Planning (3.8%)
  • AutoCAD (12.26%)
  • Product Design (15.89%)
  • Process Improvement (13.95%)
  • Equipment Design (10.06%)
  • Procurement (9.13%)
  • Supply Chain (9.47%)
  • Electrical Engineering (14.2%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (12.6%)
  • Test Equipment (4.48%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (3.97%)
  • Production Part Approval Process (6.85%)
  • Workflow Management (12.09%)
  • Design Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (8.28%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (14.62%)
  • Fabrication (18.6%)
  • Painting (5.92%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (6.85%)
  • Production Process (8.45%)
  • Industry 4.0 (4.48%)
  • Production Line (4.31%)
  • Manufacturing Operations (10.99%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (5.16%)
  • Data Analysis (8.37%)
  • Process Development (11.16%)
  • Design For Manufacturability (17.67%)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (6.76%)
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (10.74%)
  • Robotics (8.62%)
  • Process Flow Diagrams (9.47%)
  • Product Lifecycle Management (1.35%)
  • Quality Management Systems (3.13%)
  • Single-Minute Exchange Of Die (SMED) (6.68%)
  • Machining (14.71%)
  • Product Knowledge (9.89%)
  • Process Capability (5.58%)
  • Quality Improvement (3.13%)
  • Electronics (2.96%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Advanced Manufacturing (99.4%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (31.94%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (39.03%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Advanced Manufacturing Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Advance Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • Global Supply Manager
  • Manufacturing Automation Engineer
  • Facilities Electrical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Intern
  • Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Equipment Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Advanced Manufacturing Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Dover Corporation (74)
  • Honeywell International (62)
  • Ford (51)
  • Trane Technologies (47)
  • General Electric (37)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group (36)
  • Paccar (32)
  • Emerson Electric (25)
  • Disability Solutions (22)
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company (19)

North Carolina

  • Honeywell International (5)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (5)
  • Trane Technologies (2)
  • Disability Solutions (2)
  • New Hanover County Schools (2)
  • Ingersoll Rand (2)
  • Columbus Mckinnon (1)
  • Ford (1)
  • General Dynamics (1)
  • Asheboro City Schools (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!