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Become A Process Development Engineer

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Working As A Process Development Engineer

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

  • $81,219

    Average Salary

What Does A Process Development Engineer Do

A Process Development Engineer creates and implements process technology for product manufacturing to optimize workflow, improve operating capabilities, and help ensure workers' safety. They help enhance the speed and quality of processing from a variety of industries, such as mining or manufacturing.

How To Become A Process Development 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 Process Development Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
VP of Process Development & Engineering Humacyte, Inc. Parkton, NC Sep 25, 2016 $225,000
Process Development Engineer Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Oct 09, 2016 $154,100
Process Development Engineer Analog Devices Inc. Wilmington, MA Apr 30, 2015 $148,793 -
$174,200
Process Technology Development Principal Engineer Stmicroelectronics, Inc. Albany, NY Sep 23, 2015 $147,574
Process Development Engineer Golden State FC LLC San Bernardino, CA Jan 30, 2015 $135,000
Principal Process Development Engineer Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 09, 2015 $135,000
Principal Process Development Engineer Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA May 16, 2016 $135,000
Process Development Engineer Golden State FC LLC San Bernardino, CA Aug 21, 2015 $135,000
Staff Lens Process Development Engineer Omnivision Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jan 09, 2016 $132,000
Process Development Engineer Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Sep 22, 2016 $131,300
Process Development Engineer Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Houston, TX Aug 17, 2016 $131,300
Principal Process Development Engineer Heartware, Inc. Miami Lakes, FL May 01, 2016 $129,960
Process Development Engineer Texas Instruments Incorporated Dallas, TX Apr 13, 2016 $127,300
Head of Process Development Engineering Nobel Biocare Procera, LLC Mahwah, NJ Aug 23, 2016 $104,936 -
$163,243
Dry Etch Process Development Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Dec 29, 2016 $104,000
Process Development Engineer Headway Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Mar 02, 2015 $104,000
R&D Thin Films Process Development Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Aug 29, 2016 $103,000
Product and Process Development Engineer Grand Packaging, Inc. Vernon, CA Aug 30, 2016 $102,500
Test Process Development Engineer Formfactor, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 10, 2016 $102,000
Process Development Engineer St. Jude Medical, Inc. Plymouth, MN Sep 29, 2015 $101,965
Process/Development Engineer L.J. Gonzer Associates Yorktown Heights, NY Apr 01, 2015 $101,920
Thin Films Process Development Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Aug 12, 2015 $91,380
Thin Films Process Development Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Sep 24, 2015 $91,380
Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process Development ENG. Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Aug 29, 2016 $90,556
Process Development Engineer-CMP Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Sep 01, 2015 $90,450
Process Development Engineer Veeco Instruments Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 30, 2016 $90,000
Materials/Process Development Engineer Benz Research and Development Corp. Sarasota, FL Apr 11, 2016 $90,000
Process Development Engineer Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Aug 08, 2015 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Process Development Engineer

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Top Process Development Engineer Skills

  1. Product Development
  2. Procedures
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You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted and released manufacturing procedures and protocols to be used in both product development and long term manufacturing.
  • Developed new overhaul & repair procedures to refurbish engine components.
  • Developed a process for integrating thin film resistors and diode networks to produce EMI.
  • Utilized state of the art equipment to establish new processing technologies and procedures for assembly manufacturing.
  • Created and executed DOE's and developed manufacturing control plans for all stations and sub-assemblies on various product lines.

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