Process Quality Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Evaluates production processes and performance in manufacturing. Develops engineering to improve the quality of existing production processes or develops new processes to improve quality and efficiency.
There were 45 Process Quality Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 869 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Validation Engineer industry, which includes the Process Quality Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Process Quality 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 $86,011.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,396.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Process Quality Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,874.
Education and Experience
Posted Process Quality 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 Quality 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||28%|
|3 to 5 years||52%|
|6 to 8 years||13%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Process Quality 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 (44%)
- Problem Solving (44%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
- Planning (22%)
- Microsoft Office (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Process Engineering (61%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (41%)
- Process Design (37%)
- Quality Management (36%)
- Manufacturing Processes (29%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (18%)
- Process Improvement (14%)
- Product Development (14%)
- Data Analysis (13%)
- Mechanical Engineering (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (7%)
- Minitab (7%)
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) (7%)
- Product Design (6%)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) (5%)
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.
- Materials Science (2%) – marginal value $1,470
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Process Quality Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Quality Engineer
- Validation Engineer
- Senior Quality Engineer
- Quality Process 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.
- Six Sigma Quality Engineer
- Reliability Engineer
- Quality Validation Engineer
- Product Quality Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Supplier Quality Engineer
- Lean Manufacturing Engineer
- Industrial Quality Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Test Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Process Quality Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Jabil Inc (27)
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (23)
- Arrow Electronics (23)
- Microsoft Corporation (22)
- Boston Scientific Corporation (16)
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (11)
- Herbalife (3)
- Teleflex Incorporated (3)
- Raytheon (2)
- Safeguard Medical Holdco (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!