Manufacturing Engineer Job Openings - 15 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,460

    Industry Solution Principal, Manufacturing
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    NEW
    KFC Team Member
    KFC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    NEW
    KFC Team Member
    KFC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    KFC Team Member
    KFC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    NEW
    Team Member : Food Champion
    Taco Bell

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    NEW
    Team Member (Barista) - Belmont Chase
    Peet's Coffee & Tea

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $18,910

    Team Member : Food Champion
    Taco Bell

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $101,000

    CX Manufacturing Solution Architect
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    NEW
    Manufacturing-Engineering-Level-1
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,459

    NEW
    Manufacturing Engineer
    Echostar

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,245

    NEW
    Manufacturing Engineer
    CIS Secure Computing, Inc.

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Manufacturing Engineering - Level 1
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,000

    Manufacturing Engineer
    Lockheed Martin

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,245

    NEW
    Missile Materials and Manufacturing Engineer
    Leidos Holdings

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,245

    Missile Materials and Manufacturing Engineer
    Leidos

    McLean, VA

Manufacturing Engineer Jobs

average

$76,245

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

What does a Manufacturing Engineer do

A Manufacturing Engineer plans, designs, sets up, and monitors the manufacturing processes. They work in various sectors, such as plastics, oil, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

how to become a Manufacturing Engineer

Industrial engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value experience, so cooperative education engineering programs at universities are also valuable.

Education

Industrial engineers need a bachelor’s degree, typically in industrial engineering. However, many industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology, or general engineering. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.

Bachelor’s degree programs include lectures in classrooms and practice in laboratories. Courses include statistics, production systems planning, and manufacturing systems design, among others. Many colleges and universities offer cooperative education programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year degree programs in industrial engineering that lead to a bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion, and several more offer similar programs in mechanical engineering. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as a professor at a college or university or to engage in research and development. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.

Programs in industrial engineering are accredited by ABET.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Industrial engineers use creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labor while accomplishing the same goal.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineers create new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Listening skills. These engineers often operate in teams, but they also must solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients in order to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.

Math skills. Industrial engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. In designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.

Speaking skills. Industrial engineers sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. Being able to explain concepts clearly and quickly is crucial to preventing costly mistakes and loss of time.

Writing skills. Industrial engineers must prepare documentation for other engineers or scientists, or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that the others can understand the information.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as an industrial engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education in order to keep their licenses. Most states recognize licenses from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Advancement

Beginning industrial engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classes or seminars. As beginning engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, industrial engineers may advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In that role, they supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree facilitates such specialization and thus advancement.

Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work they do is closely related to the work of managers. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Real Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manufacturing Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 25, 2016 $165,000
Manufacturing Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 08, 2016 $163,000
Manufacturing Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 01, 2015 $155,000
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Stamping Faraday&Future Inc. Gardena, CA Aug 02, 2016 $145,000
Manufacturing Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 09, 2016 $141,128
Manufacturing Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 13, 2016 $140,000
Advisor, Manufacturing Engineer Intersect ENT, Inc. Menlo Park, CA May 26, 2015 $138,000 -
$150,000
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Jul 22, 2016 $135,000 -
$145,000
Staff Manufacturing Engineer Arris Technology, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Apr 26, 2016 $132,454
Manufacturing Engineer Populus Group LLC Brooklyn Center, MN Aug 30, 2016 $131,481

Top Skills for a Manufacturing Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

ProductQualityTestProceduresSafetyProductLineProcessImprovementsCNCCADCorrectiveActionKaizenSigmaFmeaBOMEngineeringSupportProjectManagementAssemblyProcessesNEWProductIntroductionNEWEquipmentCostSavingsRSolidworks

Top Manufacturing Engineer Skills

If you want to make a solid impression on recruiters, add the following skills to your resume:
  1. Product Quality
  2. Test Procedures
  3. Safety
Here are examples of how manufacturing engineers have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Authored all advanced product quality planning documentation, operator instructions, preventive maintenance, and provided training per QS9000 requirements.
  • Recorded test procedures and results, performed data analysis, and recommended changes in equipment, products, and test methods.
  • Supported Common Q APR1400 Hardware Configurations - Design Safety System cabinets using Westinghouse specific software for manufacturing.
  • Created MPI (Manufacturing Process Instructions) for warm product line.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements, developed assembly/test documentation and training.

Product Line, Safety, BOM, Project Management, Assembly Processes, CAD, Engineering Support, Corrective Action, Fmea, Product Quality, Process Improvements, NEW Equipment, Cost Savings, Solidworks, R, CNC, Kaizen, Sigma, NEW Product Introduction, Test Procedures

Top Manufacturing Engineer Employers

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Top 10 Manufacturing Engineer Employers

The Boeing Company has a strong demand for Manufacturing Engineer candidates where they have hired the most Manufacturing Engineer candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Manufacturing Engineer.

The Boeing Company, Caterpillar, Medtronic, Lockheed Martin, UTC Aerospace Systems, John Deere, General Electric, GE Healthcare, L-3 Communications, United Technologies Corporation

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