Process Development Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Designs and implements production systems in manufacturing, engineering or mining. Develops processes that are efficient and cost effective. Plans, implements and tests production systems and processes and ensures compliance with industry and regulatory standards.
There were 268 Process Development Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5523 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Chemical / Process Engineer industry, which includes the Process Development Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Process Development 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 $90,489.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $86,769.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Process Development Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $82,521.
Education and Experience
Posted Process Development 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 Process Development 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||20%|
|3 to 5 years||47%|
|6 to 8 years||18%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Process Development 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.
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Problem Solving (37%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (34%)
- Troubleshooting (30%)
- Research (23%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Process Engineering (66%)
- Process Design (39%)
- Chemical Engineering (36%)
- Product Development (33%)
- Manufacturing Processes (30%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Six Sigma (20%)
- Experiments (19%)
- Chemistry (16%)
- Budgeting (14%)
- Mechanical Engineering (14%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Process Flow Development (6%)
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) (6%)
- Process Safety (5%)
- Process Modeling (4%)
- ASPEN (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Process Development Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Process Engineer
- Senior Process Engineer
- Process Engineer II
- Senior Process Development Engineer
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.
- Process Control Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Chemical Process Engineer
- Food Processing Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Welding Process Engineer
- Machining Process Engineer
- Molding Process Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Process Development Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Wells Fargo (154)
- Abbott Laboratories (79)
- Pfizer (71)
- Medtronic (54)
- Corning Incorporated (49)
- Wells Fargo (34)
- Corning Incorporated (16)
- Cree, Inc. (12)
- Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc (8)
- Fdbt Fujifilm Diosynth (8)
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!