Machining Process Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Engineers, develops and implements process improvements for CNC machining operations at a company. Analyzes work flow and equipment layout, production processes and machining requirements for products. Identifies machining process improvements to increase efficiency.
There were 33 Machining Process Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 961 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Chemical / Process Engineer industry, which includes the Machining Process Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Machining Process 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 $81,989.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,812.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Machining Process Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $71,392.
Education and Experience
Posted Machining Process 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 Machining Process 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||27%|
|3 to 5 years||57%|
|6 to 8 years||8%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Machining Process 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.
- Problem Solving (43%)
- Communication Skills (37%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (36%)
- Troubleshooting (36%)
- Writing (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Process Engineering (84%)
- Machining (59%)
- Manufacturing Processes (39%)
- Project Management (26%)
- Scheduling (25%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Process Improvement (19%)
- Technical Support (18%)
- Materials Science (18%)
- Physics (17%)
- Six Sigma (16%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Design of experiments (DOE) (6%)
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) (6%)
- Kaizen (5%)
- Machine Tools (5%)
- DMAIC (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.
- Manufacturing Engineering (2%) – marginal value $1,370
- Metallurgy (2%) – marginal value $1,322
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Machining Process Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Process Engineer
- Senior Process Engineer
- Process Equipment Engineer
- Equipment Engineer
- Cnc Process Engineer
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.
- Process Engineer
- Automotive Process Engineer
- Process Control Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Process Development Engineer
- Molding Process Engineer
- Machine Tool Engineer
- Chemical Process Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Machining Process Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Texas Instruments (82)
- Corning Incorporated (22)
- Intel Corporation (18)
- Actalent (14)
- General Motors (14)
- Fujifilm (6)
- Corning Incorporated (2)
- Cree, Inc. (2)
- Grail (2)
- Moore Nanotechnology Systems (2)