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Working As A Manufacturing Engineering Manager

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $113,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Manufacturing Engineering Manager Do

Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.

Duties

Architectural and engineering managers typically do the following:

  • Make detailed plans for the development of new products and designs
  • Determine staff, training, and equipment needs
  • Propose budgets for projects and programs
  • Hire and supervise staff
  • Lead research and development projects to produce new products, processes, or designs
  • Check the technical accuracy of their staff’s work
  • Ensure the soundness of methods their staff uses
  • Coordinate work with other staff and managers

Architectural and engineering managers use their knowledge of architecture or engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They may direct and coordinate production, operations, quality assurance, testing, or maintenance at manufacturing sites, industrial plants, engineering services firms, and research and development laboratories.

Architectural and engineering managers are responsible for developing the overall concept of a new product or for solving the technical problems that prevent the completion of a project. To accomplish this, they must determine technical goals and produce detailed plans. 

Architectural and engineering managers spend a great deal of time coordinating the activities of their staff with the activities of other staff or organizations. They often confer with other managers, including those in finance, production, and marketing, as well as with contractors and equipment and materials suppliers.

In addition, architectural and engineering managers must know how to prepare budgets, hire staff, and supervise employees. They propose budgets for projects and programs and determine staff, training, and equipment needs. These managers must also hire people and assign them specific parts of each project to carry out. Architectural and engineering managers supervise the work of their employees, set schedules, and create administrative procedures.

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How To Become A Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Architectural and engineering managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree and considerable work experience as an architect or engineer.

Education

Most architectural and engineering managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty or a professional degree in architecture.

Many also gain business management skills by completing a master’s degree in engineering management (MEM or MsEM) or technology management (MSTM) or a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Some workers earn their master’s degree before advancing to management positions, and others earn it while they work as a manager. Employers will sometimes pay for such education. Typically, those who prefer to manage in technical areas pursue an MsEM or MSTM and those interested in more general management skills earn an MBA.

Engineering management programs usually include classes in accounting, engineering economics, financial management, industrial and human resources management, and quality control.

Technology management programs typically provide instruction in production and operations management, project management, computer applications, quality control, safety and health issues, statistics, and general management principles.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Managers advance to their positions after years of employment as an architect or engineer. They usually have experience working on difficult or complex projects, developing designs, solving problems, and making decisions. Before moving up to a management position, they also typically gain experience leading engineering teams. 

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Architectural and engineering managers must evaluate information carefully and solve complex problems.

Communication skills. Architectural and engineering managers oversee staff and work together with other levels of management. They must communicate orders effectively and lead teams to meet goals. 

Detail oriented. Architectural and engineering managers must pay attention to detail. Their duties require an understanding of complex systems since a minor error can cause major problems.

Math skills. Architectural and engineering managers use calculus and other advanced mathematics to develop new products and processes.

Organizational skills. Architectural and engineering managers keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets simultaneously.

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Top Careers Before Manufacturing Engineering Manager
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Engineer 2.1%
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Manager 2.8%
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Average Yearly Salary
$113,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$85,000
Min 10%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Median 50%
$150,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Everett, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does a Manufacturing Engineering Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager in the United States is $113,282 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $85,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $150,000.

Real Manufacturing Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Tesla Motorsinc Fremont, CA Jan 29, 2016 $170,498
Engineering, Industrial Design and Manufacturing Manager Walker Digital Table Systems LLC Las Vegas, NV Jan 02, 2016 $160,000
Manager, Body Manufacturing Engineering Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 16, 2014 $155,000 -
$185,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Assembly Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 01, 2015 $155,000 -
$175,000
Manufacturing Engineer/Manager Milliken & Company Brownsville, TX Sep 22, 2011 $154,300
Manufacturing Engineer Manager, Body Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 31, 2016 $152,500
Flavor Manufacturing Group Engineering Manager The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta, GA May 08, 2016 $150,000 -
$170,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Body Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 28, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Body Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 31, 2016 $149,000 -
$159,000
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Stamping Faraday&Future Inc. Gardena, CA Aug 02, 2016 $145,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Assembly Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 05, 2014 $145,000 -
$160,000
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Gilead Sciences, Inc. San Dimas, CA Aug 13, 2014 $120,806 -
$128,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 27, 2014 $120,000 -
$140,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager CNH Industrial America LLC New Holland, PA Aug 07, 2016 $115,800
Manufacturing Engineering Manager CNH Industrial America LLC New Holland, PA Jul 08, 2016 $115,800
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. Wauwatosa, WI Jan 09, 2016 $115,502 -
$161,400
Corporate Manufacturing Engineering Manager Piston Automotive Redford, MI Aug 31, 2015 $115,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Keystone Plastics Inc. South Plainfield, NJ Oct 15, 2014 $114,358
Manufacturing Engineering Manager The Boeing Company Everett, WA Sep 15, 2012 $114,300 -
$180,000
Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC Tifton, GA Nov 07, 2016 $96,970 -
$122,000
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Trim Process Chrysler Group LLC Auburn Hills, MI Aug 25, 2014 $96,000
Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diamond Innovations, Inc. Worthington, OH Sep 02, 2013 $95,680 -
$100,000
Quality/Manufacturing Engineering Manager Davis-Standard, LLC Fulton, NY Dec 15, 2014 $95,638
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Tesla Motorsinc Fremont, CA Nov 05, 2016 $95,181 -
$175,000
Manufacturing Engineer Manager Smith International, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 02, 2013 $94,550
Manufacturing Engineer-Department Manager Cree, Inc. Durham, NC Jan 30, 2012 $94,033
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Packard International, Inc. Conroe, TX Jul 10, 2015 $93,766

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Top Skills for A Manufacturing Engineering Manager

  1. New Product Development
  2. Process Improvement
  3. Cost Savings
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Project management included successfully managing the test engineering projects in support of the new product development efforts including price quoting.
  • Supervised and Trained Maintenance and Manufacturing Technician personnel in providing floor support and process improvements.
  • Contributed to significant cost savings by managing the transition of outsourced circuit board manufacturing from domestic to over-seas suppliers.
  • Managed resource allocations, priority setting, reviews and schedules of sustained product production and project manufacturing engineering support.
  • Review new Technology CNC Machinery and Programming systems to submit Budget requirements.

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  1. California
  2. Colorado
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Texas
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Washington
  7. Delaware
  8. New York
  9. New Mexico
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Manufacturing Engineering Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

88.1%

Unknown

6.3%

Female

5.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.1%

Black or African American

9.7%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.1%

French

13.7%

Chinese

7.8%

German

7.8%

Portuguese

4.9%

Arabic

3.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Romanian

2.0%

Telugu

1.0%

Armenian

1.0%

Japanese

1.0%

Dakota

1.0%

Burmese

1.0%

Carrier

1.0%

Hindi

1.0%

Tagalog

1.0%

Polish

1.0%

Finnish

1.0%

Korean

1.0%
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Manufacturing Engineering Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

Purdue University

10.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.7%

Northeastern University

6.5%

Pennsylvania State University

5.4%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.4%

Kettering University

5.2%

Clemson University

4.4%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.2%

Oklahoma State University

4.0%

San Jose State University

3.8%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.8%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

3.6%

Western Michigan University

3.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3.4%

Iowa State University

3.4%

Texas A&M University

3.3%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.3%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.1%
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Majors

Business

21.4%

Mechanical Engineering

19.6%

Electrical Engineering

8.8%

Industrial Engineering

8.5%

Industrial Technology

6.7%

Manufacturing Engineering

6.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

4.8%

Management

4.2%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Engineering

2.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

Finance

1.9%

Chemical Engineering

1.6%

Operations Management

1.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.3%

Engineering Technology

1.2%

Systems Engineering

1.1%

Drafting And Design

1.1%

Aerospace Engineering

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.8%

Masters

32.2%

Other

12.2%

Associate

4.9%

Certificate

3.1%

Doctorate

1.4%

Diploma

0.4%
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