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Manufacturing Project Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Manufacturing Project Engineer 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.

Job Outlook

There were 45 Manufacturing Project Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1281 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 2015:


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 $92,731.


The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,731.

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 $84,189.

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.97%
Bachelor's Degree80.64%
Master's Degree10.85%
Doctoral Degree1.87%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years17.24%
3 to 5 years61.95%
6 to 8 years9.24%
9+ years11.58%


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.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (37.55%)
  • Communication (35.68%)
  • Management (31.46%)
  • Planning (27.63%)
  • Leadership (22.64%)
  • Problem Solving (20.77%)
  • Coordinating (17.33%)
  • Microsoft Office (14.91%)
  • Microsoft Excel (14.75%)
  • Writing (13.51%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Manufacturing Processes (26.7%)
  • Project Management (64.26%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (22.03%)
  • Project Engineering (86.85%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Project Schedules (9.98%)
  • Supply Chain (8.24%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (20.36%)
  • Construction Management (10.3%)
  • Industrial Engineering (11.73%)
  • Subcontracting (2.77%)
  • New Product Development (14.74%)
  • AutoCAD (16.8%)
  • Project Planning (7.77%)
  • Process Engineering (7.45%)
  • Electrical Engineering (8.56%)
  • Purchasing (9.51%)
  • Tooling (13.47%)
  • Food Manufacturing (9.03%)
  • Automation (18.94%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (14.82%)
  • Project Scoping (8.56%)
  • Project Implementation (12.28%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (10.7%)
  • Commissioning (10.94%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (7.53%)
  • Risk Analysis (3.96%)
  • Construction (13.95%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (6.18%)
  • Cost Reduction (9.59%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (8.48%)
  • Procurement (13.15%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (18.3%)
  • Project Coordination (3.72%)
  • Process Improvement (13.79%)
  • Chemical Engineering (8.16%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer/Project Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Construction Project Engineer
  • Capital Project Engineer
  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Assembly Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer

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 Project Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Caterpillar (47)
  • Actalent (45)
  • GPAC (35)
  • John Deere (34)
  • Randstad (34)
  • Northrop Grumman (30)
  • Precision Medicine Group (27)
  • Tesla (17)
  • Raytheon Technologies (16)
  • Schwan's Company (16)

North Carolina

  • Precision Medicine Group (9)
  • Raytheon Technologies (3)
  • Randstad (3)
  • Actalent (2)
  • Caterpillar (2)
  • Avient (2)
  • Alcami Corporation (2)
  • Bosch (2)
  • Provision People (1)
  • Honeywell International (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!