CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Programs, maintains, repairs and tests programmable instrumentation (CNC) that uses letters, numbers and symbols to automate machine operating processes within high precision engineering manufacturing environment. Often work within the electronics, automotive, aerospace, and optical industries.
There were 66 CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1550 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Manufacturing Engineer industry, which includes the CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new CNC and Machining 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,237.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,742.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $68,940.
Education and Experience
Posted CNC and Machining 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.
Posted CNC and Machining 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||19%|
|3 to 5 years||61%|
|6 to 8 years||9%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills CNC and Machining 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (28%)
- Troubleshooting (27%)
- Planning (25%)
- Problem Solving (24%)
- Microsoft Office (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) (97%)
- Manufacturing Engineering (85%)
- Machining (66%)
- Manufacturing Processes (57%)
- SolidWorks (27%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Process Improvement (19%)
- Project Management (17%)
- Mechanical Engineering (17%)
- Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (16%)
- AutoCAD (15%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) (6%)
- Tool Design (6%)
- Engineering Drawings (5%)
- Sheet Metal Fabrication (4%)
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (4%)
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.
- End-To-End (E2E) Cycle Time Reduction (1%) – marginal value $3,000
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Senior Manufacturing Engineer
- Cnc Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer - Machining
- Manufacturing Engineer II
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.
- Lean Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Project Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Test Engineer
- Machine Tool Engineer
- Machining Process Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Spacex (27)
- Parker Hannifin (24)
- Actalent (18)
- Jabil Inc (16)
- Apple Inc. (16)
- Flowserve (5)
- Bosch (4)
- Robert Bosch (4)
- Aw North Carolina Incorporated (4)
- General Electric Company (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!