Manufacturing Project Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Manages the manufacturing process from conception to completion. Supervises manufacturing teams, evaluates proposals and documentation, plans the whole manufacturing process and oversees the implementation to completion. Is the primary technical point of contact for the project.
There were 152 Manufacturing Project Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3588 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Manufacturing Engineer industry, which includes the Manufacturing Project Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Manufacturing Project 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 $82,667.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,795.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Manufacturing Project Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $73,569.
Education and Experience
Posted Manufacturing Project 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 Project 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||55%|
|6 to 8 years||16%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Manufacturing Project 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 (42%)
- Communication Skills (40%)
- Microsoft Office (34%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
- Troubleshooting (25%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Manufacturing Engineering (61%)
- Manufacturing Processes (53%)
- Project Management (38%)
- Project Planning and Development Skills (37%)
- Microsoft Project (27%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- AutoCAD (19%)
- Process Improvement (17%)
- Lean Six Sigma (13%)
- Cost Control (13%)
- Technical Support (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) (6%)
- Kaizen (5%)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) (5%)
- Engineering Design and Installation (4%)
- Equipment Design (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.
- Medical Device Design (1%) – marginal value $2,021
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Manufacturing Project Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Senior Manufacturing Engineer
- Engineering Specialist
- 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 Process Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Test Engineer
- Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
- CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Automation Engineer
- Six Sigma Quality Engineer
- Process Quality Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Manufacturing Project Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Ryder System Incorporated (101)
- Northrop Grumman (89)
- The Boeing Company (88)
- Caterpillar Incorporated (87)
- L3Harris (64)
- Eaton (8)
- Northrop Grumman (5)
- Biogen (4)
- Herbalife (4)
- Gkn Aerospace (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!