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Manufacturing Product Design Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Manufacturing Product Design Engineer is responsible for the design of a new product, with specific reference to the manufacturing processes behind it. May also be partially responsible for engineering of materials, graphic design, ergonomics and aesthetics of the product.

Job Outlook

There were 20 Manufacturing Product Design Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 605 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Industrial Designer industry, which includes the Manufacturing Product Design Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Manufacturing Product Design 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 $74,789.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,789.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Manufacturing Product Design Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $56,691.

Education and Experience

Posted Manufacturing Product Design 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 Degree5.12%
Bachelor's Degree56.36%
Master's Degree15.21%
Doctoral Degree1.16%
Other6.12%

Posted Manufacturing Product Design 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 years20.71%
3 to 5 years56.79%
6 to 8 years11.07%
9+ years11.43%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Manufacturing Product Design 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.

  • Operations (25.62%)
  • Communication (24.13%)
  • Problem Solving (21.49%)
  • Management (15.7%)
  • Leadership (15.21%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (13.06%)
  • Self-Motivation (12.73%)
  • Planning (11.9%)
  • Microsoft Excel (10.58%)
  • Presentations (10.25%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Manufacturing Processes (38.27%)
  • New Product Development (38.05%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Statistical Process Controls (11.21%)
  • Purchasing (6.98%)
  • Cycle Time Variation (8.03%)
  • Production Line (5.5%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (10.36%)
  • Production Process (6.77%)
  • Process Development (9.51%)
  • Product Design (9.94%)
  • Supply Chain (10.78%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (23.04%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (18.18%)
  • Tooling (25.58%)
  • Procurement (8.67%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (15.43%)
  • Process Engineering (10.36%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (8.67%)
  • Process Capability (7.82%)
  • Automation (11.84%)
  • Process Improvement (17.34%)
  • Quality Improvement (6.77%)
  • Product And Manufacturing Information (10.99%)
  • Semiconductors (3.17%)
  • Data Analysis (11.63%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (17.97%)
  • Industrial Engineering (15.64%)
  • Engineering Management (2.33%)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (5.71%)
  • Product Engineering (16.91%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (31.08%)
  • Auditing (7.82%)
  • Project Management (21.78%)
  • Electrical Engineering (10.78%)
  • Machining (15.64%)
  • Tooling Design (6.13%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (9.94%)
  • Molding (Manufacturing Process) (2.54%)
  • Quality Management Systems (6.13%)
  • Manufacturing Operations (7.4%)
  • Design For Manufacturability (5.29%)
  • Aerospace Basic Quality System Standards (3.59%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Product Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Engineering Intern
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Lead Manufacturing Specialist
  • Assembly Engineer
  • Production and Shipping Manager
  • Manufacturing Technician

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 Manufacturing Product Design Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Honeywell International (79)
  • TE Connectivity (24)
  • Gast Manufacturing (16)
  • Disability Solutions (15)
  • Blue Origin (13)
  • Kroger (10)
  • Crown Equipment Corporation (9)
  • Pitney Bowes (9)
  • Partners Personnel (8)
  • American Axle & Manufacturing (7)

North Carolina

  • TE Connectivity (8)
  • Raytheon Technologies (2)
  • Actalent (1)
  • Honeywell International (1)
  • Volvo (1)
  • Mueller Water Products (1)
  • O'Neal Industries (1)
  • Mueller Co. (1)
  • Crown Equipment Corporation (1)
  • Disability Solutions (1)

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!