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Welding Process Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops and engineers improvements in welding equipment and processes at a manufacturing company. Develops efficient and safe welding processes and maintains welding systems. May develop or modify robotic welding or automatic welding systems in manufacturing.

Job Outlook

There were 9 Welding Process Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 223 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Chemical / Process Engineer industry, which includes the Welding Process Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2004:

Salary

Many new Welding 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 $80,416.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $86,964.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Welding Process Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $72,246.

Education and Experience

Posted Welding 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 Degree69%
Master's Degree28%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other2%

Posted Welding 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%
3 to 5 years49%
6 to 8 years13%
9+ years12%

Skills

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

  • Communication Skills (40%)
  • Problem Solving (31%)
  • Microsoft Excel (30%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (29%)
  • Microsoft Office (23%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Welding (97%)
  • Process Engineering (92%)
  • Manufacturing Processes (39%)
  • Process Improvement (29%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (27%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Project Management (17%)
  • AutoCAD (17%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (15%)
  • Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (14%)
  • Materials Science (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Process Equipment (5%)
  • Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) (4%)
  • DMAIC (4%)
  • Equipment Design (4%)
  • Process Verification (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.

  • Metallurgy (3%) – marginal value $1,945
  • Manufacturing Engineering (3%) – marginal value $1,889
  • Materials Engineering (3%) – marginal value $1,800
  • Equipment Design (4%) – marginal value $1,718
  • Materials Science (14%) – marginal value $1,415

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Process Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Principal Process Engineer
  • Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Weld Process 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 Welding Process Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (5)
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc (5)
  • Afl Global (4)
  • Cobham Plc (4)
  • EnerSys (4)

North Carolina

  • Afl Global (4)
  • Duke University (2)
  • Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (1)
  • Commscope (1)
  • Commscope Incorporated (1)

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