Career

Engineering

 
Engineering Careers | Molding Process Engineer

Molding Process Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops and engineers improvements in injection molding processes at a manufacturing company. Modifies or creates machines used for injection molding, assists with set up and troubleshooting for equipment, and develops materials to be inserted into molds to create products. Assists with implementing new production and process technologies.

Job Outlook

There were 16 Molding Process Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 546 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Chemical / Process Engineer industry, which includes the Molding Process Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Molding 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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,945.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $81,574.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Molding Process Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $73,973.

Education and Experience

Posted Molding 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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree88%
Master's Degree10%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Molding 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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years14%
3 to 5 years62%
6 to 8 years10%
9+ years14%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Molding 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.

Baseline Skills

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

  • Troubleshooting (44%)
  • Problem Solving (37%)
  • Communication Skills (30%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
  • Microsoft Excel (22%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Process Engineering (95%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (38%)
  • Injection Molding (36%)
  • Project Management (26%)
  • Six Sigma (24%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Lean Six Sigma (17%)
  • Repair (15%)
  • Cost Control (15%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (14%)
  • Machinery (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Tool Design (7%)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) (6%)
  • Waste reduction (6%)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) (5%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (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.

  • End-To-End (E2E) Cycle Time Reduction (1%) – marginal value $2,918
  • Process Safety (1%) – marginal value $2,508
  • Medical Device Design (1%) – marginal value $2,142
  • Manufacturing Engineering (4%) – marginal value $1,140

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Process Engineer
  • Injection Molding Process Engineer
  • Plastics Process Engineer
  • Process Engineer - Injection Molding

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

United States

  • Danaher Corporation (12)
  • Saint Gobain (11)
  • Koch Industries, Incorporated (10)
  • Actalent (9)
  • Becton Dickinson (9)

North Carolina

  • JDA (2)
  • Cambro Manufacturing Company (2)
  • Charlotte Pipe Foundry Company (1)
  • Central Carolina Products Incorporated (1)
  • Cambro (1)

Not sure where to start?

Get personalized program recommendations with Career Insight.

Go to Career Insight