Some of the skills we found on facility engineer resumes included "procedures," "hvac," and "emergency." We have detailed the most important facility engineer responsibilities below. Arguably the most important personality trait for a facility engineer to have happens to be creativity. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that facility engineers can use creativity to "utilized autocad, solidworks and auto deck inventor for facility layout and design on equipment and related parts. "While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many facility engineer duties rely on listening skills. This example from a facility engineer explains why: "mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists." This resume example is just one of many ways facility engineers are able to utilize listening skills: "researched osha and consumer product safety commission releases and communicated relevant information. "Facility engineers are also known for math skills, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a facility engineer resume: "mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work." We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "collected and analyzed osha statistics for refractory maintenance jobs performed at customer plants. "A facility engineer responsibilities sometimes require "mechanical skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems." This resume example shows how this skill is used by facility engineers: "assist senior engineers with the development of architectural, mechanical, and electrical design drawings for various projects utilizing autocad software. "As part of the facility engineer description, you might find that one of the skills that might be helpful to the job is "problem-solving skills." A facility engineer resume included this snippet: "mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific principles and discoveries and use them to design and build useful products." This skill could be useful in this scenario: "recruited to improve erp system solutions, backup solutions, and overall data center reliability. "
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a facility engineer. We found that 48.8% of facility engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 19.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most facility engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven facility engineers were not college graduates.
The facility engineers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied mechanical engineering and business, while a small population of facility engineers studied electrical engineering and chemical engineering.
Once you're ready to become a facility engineer, you should explore the companies that typically hire facility engineers. According to facility engineer resumes that we searched through, facility engineers are hired the most by Kroger, Facebook, and JLL. Currently, Kroger has 33 facility engineer job openings, while there are 14 at Facebook and 8 at JLL.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, facility engineers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and BHP BILLITON. Take Chevron for example. The median facility engineer salary is $128,546. At Exxon Mobil, facility engineers earn an average of $126,319, while the average at BHP BILLITON is $121,663. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire facility engineers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Wipro.
The industries that facility engineers fulfill the most roles in are the technology and manufacturing industries. But the highest facility engineer annual salary is in the energy industry, averaging $109,095. In the automotive industry they make $93,810 and average about $87,027 in the technology industry. In conclusion, facility engineers who work in the energy industry earn a 73.2% higher salary than facility engineers in the health care industry.