Manufacturing Process Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Develops workflow, work station, and equipment improvement recommendations within a company's manufacturing environment. Fine tunes manufacturing processes by researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment. Evaluates manufacturing processes, applies knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and material.
There were 223 Manufacturing Process Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5966 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Manufacturing Engineer industry, which includes the Manufacturing Process Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Manufacturing 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 $83,379.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $80,280.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Manufacturing Process Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,398.
Education and Experience
Posted Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing 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||25%|
|3 to 5 years||55%|
|6 to 8 years||12%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Manufacturing 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.
- Communication Skills (43%)
- Problem Solving (40%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (30%)
- Troubleshooting (29%)
- Microsoft Office (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Manufacturing Processes (66%)
- Manufacturing Engineering (43%)
- Process Engineering (42%)
- Six Sigma (27%)
- Project Management (27%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Process Design (17%)
- Mechanical Engineering (17%)
- Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (14%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (14%)
- Cost Control (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Design of experiments (DOE) (7%)
- New Product Development (6%)
- DMAIC (5%)
- Six Sigma Black Belt (4%)
- Product Improvement (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Manufacturing Process Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Senior Manufacturing Engineer
- Senior Process Improvement Professional
- Continuous Improvement 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.
- Lean Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Project Engineer
- Manufacturing Test Engineer
- Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
- CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
- Six Sigma Quality Engineer
- Machining Process Engineer
- Process Quality Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Manufacturing Process Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Humana (299)
- Northrop Grumman (115)
- General Motors (110)
- Actalent (98)
- Abbott Laboratories (80)
- Pfizer (19)
- Fujifilm (12)
- TE Connectivity (9)
- Biogen (8)
- Humana (8)
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!