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Become A Process Engineering Manager

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Working As A Process 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

  • $144,770

    Average Salary

What Does A Process Engineering Manager Do

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


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 Process Engineering Manager

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


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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Process Engineering Manager Career Paths

Process Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Manager Plant Manager
Director Of Continuous Improvement
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Manager Project Manager
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Manufacturing Manager
Factory Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Product Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Sales Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Vice President, Business Development
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Construction
Vice President Of Construction
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Director Vice President, Technology
Vice President Of Global Operations
15 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Operations Director
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Vice President Of Engineering
Vice President Of Operations And Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
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Process Engineering Manager Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • German

  • Czech

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Romanian

  • Dutch

  • Polish

  • Arabic

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Real Process Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Process Engineering Manager Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Oct 24, 2016 $186,300
Process Engineering Manager Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Sep 14, 2016 $186,300
Process Engineering Manager Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA Feb 09, 2015 $181,300
Process Engineering Manager Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Irvine, CA May 06, 2013 $176,600
Process Engineering Manager Natgasoline LLC Beaumont, TX Sep 06, 2015 $165,000
Chief Process Engineering Manager Incobrasa Industries, Ltd. Gilman, IL Mar 23, 2012 $158,400
Chief Process Engineering Manager Incobrasa Industries, Ltd. Gilman, IL Apr 25, 2012 $151,200
Chief Process Engineering Manager Incobrasa Industries Ltd Gilman, IL Oct 01, 2012 $151,200
Process Engineering Manager Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Feb 05, 2016 $145,000 -
Process Engineering Sales Manager Air-X-Limited International (Sc) Tulsa, OK Apr 05, 2016 $144,000
Process Engineering Manager Chevron Corporation Aliso Viejo, CA Jul 29, 2013 $140,940
Process Engineering Manager Colorado Salt Products LLC Denver, CO Sep 24, 2016 $140,000
Process Engineering Manager Tel Technology Center, America, LLC Albany, NY Aug 25, 2014 $139,926
Process Engineering Manager Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, Inc. La Porte, IN Oct 20, 2010 $134,649
Process Engineering Manager PTE Strand Co. Hialeah, FL Jan 27, 2011 $127,088
Process Engineer Manager Mack Technologies Westford, MA Jul 27, 2015 $120,000
Process Engineering Manager Thinsilicon Corporation Mountain View, CA Aug 20, 2011 $120,000
Process Engineering Manager Oakley, Inc. CA Dec 01, 2014 $120,000
Production & Process Engineering Manager Given Imaging, Inc. Culver City, CA Jan 27, 2015 $118,331
Process and Engineering Manager BMC Consultancy, Inc. Waycross, GA Sep 01, 2010 $115,000
Process and Engineering Manager BMC Consultancy, Inc. Waycross, GA Sep 04, 2010 $115,000
LIM Processing Engineering Manager TAC Materials, Inc. Twinsburg, OH Dec 01, 2012 $98,000
Process Engineering Manager Plasma-Therm LLC Saint Petersburg, FL Mar 03, 2012 $97,552
Process Engineering Manager NDT-Solutions, Inc. Hollywood, FL Aug 29, 2012 $96,720
Process and Systems Engineering Manager Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. McMinnville, OR Sep 08, 2010 $96,000
Process Integration Engineering Manager Jireh Semiconductor, Inc. Hillsboro, OR Nov 09, 2016 $95,000 -
Fabrication Process Engineering Manager Research Electro-Optics, Inc. Boulder, CO Oct 02, 2014 $95,000
Process Engineering Manager I Jabil Circuit, Inc. Tempe, AZ Dec 06, 2010 $94,500
Process Engineering Manager Avery Dennison Corporation Mount Prospect, IL Dec 11, 2014 $94,075

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Top Skills for A Process Engineering Manager


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Top Process Engineering Manager Skills

  1. New Product Development
  2. Process Improvement Projects
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Run lab scale, pilot scales and plant trials related to the cost reduction and new product development opportunities.
  • Supported Operations and Research Development with process improvement projects as needed.
  • Championed the light weight project at the CA facility.
  • Project plan management, initiated process qualification procedures.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects that are focused on process optimization in a manufacturing environment.

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