Some of the skills we found on manufacturing engineer resumes included "lean manufacturing," "cad," and "solidworks." We have detailed the most important manufacturing engineer responsibilities below.
We've found that 73.4% of manufacturing engineers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 9.1% earned their master's degrees before becoming a manufacturing engineer. While it's true that most manufacturing engineers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight manufacturing engineers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The manufacturing engineers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied mechanical engineering and industrial engineering, while a small population of manufacturing engineers studied electrical engineering and industrial technology.
Once you're ready to become a manufacturing engineer, you should explore the companies that typically hire manufacturing engineers. According to manufacturing engineer resumes that we searched through, manufacturing engineers are hired the most by Tecomet, Stoughton Trailers, and Raymond. Currently, Tecomet has 181 manufacturing engineer job openings, while there are 141 at Stoughton Trailers and 131 at Raymond.
If you're interested in companies where manufacturing engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Meta, Apple, and Google. We found that at Meta, the average manufacturing engineer salary is $125,604. Whereas at Apple, manufacturing engineers earn roughly $124,513. And at Google, they make an average salary of $121,112.
We also looked into companies who hire manufacturing engineers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Caterpillar.
In general, manufacturing engineers fulfill roles in the manufacturing and technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the manufacturing engineer annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $81,429 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the automotive and health care industries pay $79,398 and $78,825 respectively. This means that manufacturing engineers who are employed in the technology industry make 6.5% more than manufacturing engineers who work in the professional Industry.