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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

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 21 Advanced Manufacturing Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 776 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 2012:

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 $86,375.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $81,397.

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 $79,596.

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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree74%
Master's Degree25%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

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 years14%
3 to 5 years58%
6 to 8 years17%
9+ years11%

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 Skills (37%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (34%)
  • Problem Solving (33%)
  • Planning (24%)
  • Research (22%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Manufacturing Engineering (76%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (66%)
  • Project Management (46%)
  • Six Sigma (32%)
  • Budgeting (26%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (20%)
  • Robotics (16%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (15%)
  • Product Development (14%)
  • Process Improvement (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Product Improvement (7%)
  • Equipment Design (6%)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (6%)
  • Process Validation (6%)
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing (AM) (6%)

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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Advanced Technologies (2%) – marginal value $2,781
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (6%) – marginal value $1,746
  • Engineering Analysis (1%) – marginal value $1,675
  • Mechanical Design (2%) – marginal value $1,489

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineer II
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Smart Factory
  • Staff Engineer, Advanced Operations

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

  • Honeywell (119)
  • Stanley Black & Decker (58)
  • General Electric Company (31)
  • Stryker Medical (25)
  • Yanfeng Us Automotive Interior Systems I Llc (15)

North Carolina

  • Stryker Medical (3)
  • Stanley Black & Decker (3)
  • Honeywell (2)
  • Tempur Sealy International, Inc (1)
  • Tempur Sealy (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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