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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer designs and maintains manufacturing equipment, facilities and processes for a pharmaceutical company. Maintains process controls for the specific sterile processing requirements of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Job Outlook

There were 22 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 300 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Chemical / Process Engineer industry, which includes the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Pharmaceutical 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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,686.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $99,014.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $82,762.

Education and Experience

Posted Pharmaceutical 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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.33%
Bachelor's Degree54%
Master's Degree10.67%
Doctoral Degree4%
Other1.33%

Posted Pharmaceutical 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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years26.57%
3 to 5 years41.26%
6 to 8 years20.98%
9+ years11.19%

Skills

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

Baseline Skills

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

  • Operations (30%)
  • Management (26.33%)
  • Packaging And Labeling (26%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (20.67%)
  • Communication (20.33%)
  • Writing (19.33%)
  • Investigation (19%)
  • Teamwork (15%)
  • Consulting (14%)
  • Leadership (13.33%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Process Validation (20.52%)
  • Project Engineering (38.43%)
  • Automation (29.85%)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (42.16%)
  • Project Management (48.13%)
  • Pharmaceuticals (64.55%)
  • Commissioning (24.25%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Biotechnology (14.93%)
  • Supply Chain (11.19%)
  • Project Implementation (2.99%)
  • Deviation Investigations (7.46%)
  • Biomanufacturing (9.33%)
  • Electrical Engineering (5.22%)
  • Quality Management Systems (9.7%)
  • Qualification Protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) (6.34%)
  • AutoCAD (5.22%)
  • Calibration (8.96%)
  • Auditing (8.58%)
  • Serialization (10.82%)
  • Title 21 Of The Code Of Federal Regulations (8.58%)
  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA) (14.18%)
  • Computer System Validation (8.58%)
  • Control Systems (8.58%)
  • Biopharmaceuticals (10.07%)
  • Chemistry (5.6%)
  • Technical Support (8.96%)
  • Asset Management (10.07%)
  • Dashboard (9.33%)
  • Systems Engineering (7.84%)
  • Building Automation (3.73%)
  • Change Control (16.79%)
  • Data Integrity (7.84%)
  • Biology (13.06%)
  • Construction (6.72%)
  • Instrumentation (10.45%)
  • Engineering Design Process (6.72%)
  • Standard Operating Procedure (6.34%)
  • Process Engineering (17.16%)
  • Commercialization (6.72%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (7.09%)
  • Chemical Engineering (10.07%)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (6.34%)
  • Procurement (6.72%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (9.7%)
  • Production Equipment (2.99%)
  • New Product Development (12.69%)
  • Process Improvement (8.58%)
  • Process Control (4.48%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (7.09%)
  • Risk Analysis (14.93%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (20.9%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Project Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Process/Project Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Manufacturing Project 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 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Precision Medicine Group (25)
  • Civica (8)
  • AKKA Technologies (7)
  • Actalent (6)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (5)
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals (5)
  • ManpowerGroup (5)
  • E-Tech Group Ltd (4)
  • System One (4)
  • Emory Healthcare (4)

North Carolina

  • Precision Medicine Group (7)
  • Mmr Consulting (2)
  • Eurofins (1)
  • Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany (1)
  • Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings (1)
  • Bestco (1)
  • System One (1)
  • Abacus Service Corporation (1)
  • Horizon Controls Group (1)
  • Pyramid Consulting (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!