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Ceramic Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Ceramic Engineer researches and develops ceramics materials used in range of different products. Develops and tests ceramic materials engineering production and processes.

Job Outlook

There were 3 Ceramic Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 104 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Ceramic 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 $101,580.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,580.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Ceramic Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,789.

Education and Experience

Posted Ceramic 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 Degree3.85%
Bachelor's Degree63.46%
Master's Degree27.88%
Doctoral Degree17.31%
Other4.81%

Posted Ceramic 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 years1.92%
3 to 5 years78.85%
6 to 8 years5.77%
9+ years13.46%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Ceramic 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.

  • Research (34.62%)
  • Writing (26.92%)
  • Communication (25%)
  • Management (24.04%)
  • Microsoft Excel (18.27%)
  • Operations (17.31%)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (16.35%)
  • Problem Solving (15.38%)
  • Leadership (14.42%)
  • Investigation (14.42%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Ceramic Materials (59.41%)
  • Materials Science (48.51%)
  • New Product Development (29.7%)
  • Ceramic Engineering (58.42%)
  • Data Analysis (7.92%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (28.71%)
  • Chemical Engineering (17.82%)
  • Search Engine Marketing (13.86%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (19.8%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Process Improvement (11.88%)
  • Tooling (11.88%)
  • Performance Appraisal (9.9%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (14.85%)
  • Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing (4.95%)
  • Product Design (3.96%)
  • Export Control (9.9%)
  • Supply Chain (15.84%)
  • Statistical Analysis (6.93%)
  • Ceramic Manufacturing (14.85%)
  • Process Engineering (17.82%)
  • Process Development (17.82%)
  • Automation (3.96%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (11.88%)
  • Project Management (18.81%)
  • Design Reviews (3.96%)
  • Research And Development (5.94%)
  • Eight Disciplines Problem Solving (8D) (2.97%)
  • Chemistry (11.88%)
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (7.92%)
  • Equities (6.93%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (19.8%)
  • Steam Turbine (8.91%)
  • Casting (5.94%)
  • Statistical Process Controls (11.88%)
  • Auditing (10.89%)
  • Electron Microprobe (7.92%)
  • Experimentation (11.88%)
  • Data Processing (8.91%)
  • Experimental Data (8.91%)
  • Microscopy (10.89%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (4.95%)
  • Thermal Management (6.93%)
  • Turbines (12.87%)
  • Industrialization (6.93%)
  • Accounting (2.97%)
  • Market Data (6.93%)
  • Composite Materials (14.85%)
  • Materials Engineering (20.79%)
  • Materials Processing (8.91%)

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.

  • Ceramic Engineering (95.16%)
  • Chemical Engineering (29.03%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Materials Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Fiber Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Coatings Engineer
  • Materials and Process Engineer
  • Open Rank Faculty

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 Ceramic Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Siemens Energy (9)
  • Raytheon Technologies (7)
  • Leidos (7)
  • Lockheed Martin (6)
  • General Electric (6)
  • CTS International (4)
  • Northrop Grumman (4)
  • Vitro (3)
  • Piezo Technologies (3)
  • Alfred University (3)

North Carolina

  • Siemens Energy (3)

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!