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Process Industrial Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Process Industrial Engineer develops and optimizes production processes.

Job Outlook

There were 34 Process Industrial Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 396 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Process Industrial 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 $97,114.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $103,290.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Process Industrial Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $88,244.

Education and Experience

Posted Process Industrial 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 Degree4.04%
Bachelor's Degree72.22%
Master's Degree27.78%
Doctoral Degree0.76%
Other4.55%

Posted Process Industrial 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 years13.38%
3 to 5 years34.86%
6 to 8 years12.32%
9+ years39.44%

Skills

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

  • Communication (47.98%)
  • Planning (30.05%)
  • Problem Solving (28.79%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (28.54%)
  • Operations (28.28%)
  • Management (27.02%)
  • Leadership (25.25%)
  • Mentorship (23.74%)
  • Microsoft Office (23.23%)
  • Innovation (20.45%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Industrial Wastewater (22.48%)
  • Business Development (22.22%)
  • Process Engineering (66.15%)
  • Industrial Engineering (22.48%)
  • Project Management (37.21%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (19.9%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Budget Management (9.82%)
  • AutoCAD (7.49%)
  • Six Sigma Methodology (8.53%)
  • Workflow Management (8.01%)
  • Engineering Calculations (9.3%)
  • Automation (9.82%)
  • Data Analysis (14.99%)
  • SolidWorks (CAD) (4.13%)
  • Electrical Engineering (4.91%)
  • Construction (7.49%)
  • Engineering Design Process (19.12%)
  • Chemical Engineering (17.31%)
  • Quality Management (2.58%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (16.28%)
  • Procurement (7.49%)
  • Business Strategies (13.7%)
  • Feasibility Studies (4.39%)
  • Environmental Engineering (11.37%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (5.17%)
  • Industrialization (3.62%)
  • Finance (3.36%)
  • Staff Management (9.56%)
  • Wastewater (18.35%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (18.09%)
  • Machinery (2.84%)
  • Process Architecture (8.27%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (5.94%)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (7.75%)
  • Process Flow Diagrams (9.56%)
  • Production Process (5.94%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (10.59%)
  • Power BI (2.07%)
  • New Product Development (5.68%)
  • Risk Analysis (4.13%)
  • Technical Documentation (1.29%)
  • Process Design (10.34%)
  • Process Control (13.18%)
  • Process Improvement (21.45%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (6.46%)
  • Process Development (6.46%)
  • Safety Standards (7.75%)
  • Sewage Treatments (9.3%)
  • Sustainable Business (7.75%)
  • Water Treatment (13.18%)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (9.82%)
  • Water/Wastewater Engineering (8.79%)
  • Industrial Processes (6.46%)
  • Technical Writing (8.79%)
  • Google Workspace (3.1%)

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.

  • Project Management (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Industrial Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Industrial Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Wastewater Process Engineer
  • Workflow Specialist
  • Controls Engineer
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Intern
  • CNC Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Improvement 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 Process Industrial Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Geosyntec Consultants (39)
  • Kiewit Corporation (34)
  • Stantec (16)
  • Konica Minolta (11)
  • FedEx (11)
  • Ramboll (11)
  • Actalent (9)
  • Blue Origin (9)
  • Wade Trim (6)
  • Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon (6)

North Carolina

  • Actalent (4)
  • Stantec (4)
  • Ramboll (3)
  • Konica Minolta (2)
  • University of North Carolina (2)
  • Lenovo (1)
  • CTG (1)
  • Timmons Group (1)
  • Hafele America (1)
  • Gables Search Group (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!