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Working As A Process/Product 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

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Process/Product Engineer Do

Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Duties

Industrial engineers typically do the following:

  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and other information to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services
  • Figure out how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency
  • Develop management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient
  • Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs
  • Design control systems to coordinate activities and production planning in order to ensure that products meet quality standards
  • Confer with clients about product specifications, vendors about purchases, management personnel about manufacturing capabilities, and staff about the status of projects

Industrial engineers apply their skills to many different situations, from manufacturing to healthcare systems to business administration. For example, they design systems for

  • moving heavy parts within manufacturing plants
  • delivering goods from a company to customers, including finding the most profitable places to locate manufacturing or processing plants
  • evaluating job performance
  • paying workers

Industrial engineers focus on how to get the work done most efficiently, balancing many factors, such as time, number of workers needed, available technology, actions workers need to take, achieving the end product with no errors, workers’ safety, environmental concerns, and cost.

To find ways to reduce waste and improve performance, industrial engineers study product requirements carefully. Then they use mathematical methods and models to design manufacturing and information systems to meet those requirements most efficiently.

Their versatility allows industrial engineers to engage in activities that are useful to a variety of businesses, governments, and nonprofits. For example, industrial engineers engage in supply chain management to help businesses minimize inventory costs, conduct quality assurance activities to help businesses keep their customer bases satisfied, and work in the growing field of project management as industries across the economy seek to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

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How To Become A Process/Product 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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Process/Product Engineer Career Paths

Process/Product Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Design Engineer Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Quality Manager
Supplier Quality Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Production Supervisor Manufacturing Manager
Senior Manufacturing Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Systems Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Project Manager Quality Manager
Quality Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Senior Project Engineer Senior Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Product Engineer Project Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality & Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Product Engineer Senior Project Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Product Engineer Engineering Manager Manufacturing Manager
Manufacturing Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Project Manager-Manufacturing
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Engineering Group Leader Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Manufacturing Manager Product Engineering Manager
New Product Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Product Development Engineer Lead Engineer Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Product Development Engineer Validation Engineer Production Engineer
Production Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Product Development Engineer Senior Product Engineer Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Continuous Improvement Manager
Manager Of Operations Excellence
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Product Engineer 3.5 years
Process Engineer 3.4 years
Top Careers Before Process/Product Engineer
Cashier 7.9%
Internship 4.7%
Associate 3.7%
Engineer 3.2%
Supervisor 2.9%
Top Careers After Process/Product Engineer
Owner 3.1%
Cashier 3.1%
Driver 2.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
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$64,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$109,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
ManpowerGroup
Highest Paying City
South San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Process/Product Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Process/Product Engineer in the United States is $84,105 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $64,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

Real Process/Product Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Product Lifecycle Process Engineer The Boeing Company Everett, WA Dec 31, 2010 $98,000
Specialist, Product and Process Engineer Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation San Diego, CA Aug 21, 2011 $88,899 -
$127,100
Product and Process Engineer-Gears American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. Detroit, MI May 12, 2011 $88,200
Mechanical Process Engineer-Drug Product Cook Pharmica LLC Bloomington, IN Jun 06, 2016 $87,000 -
$97,000
Process/Product Engineer Gt Advanced Technologies San Jose, CA Sep 15, 2016 $84,968 -
$94,968
Product and Process Engineer Altergy Systems Folsom, CA Jun 29, 2015 $81,500 -
$93,500
Product and Process Engineer Simolex Rubber Corporation Plymouth, MI Oct 01, 2011 $77,700
Engineer II-Product/Process Ross Recruiting Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Mar 12, 2012 $77,219
Product and Process Engineer-Gears American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. Detroit, MI Aug 31, 2009 $76,676
Process/Product Engineer, X-Lamp Manufacturing Cree, Inc. Durham, NC Apr 02, 2014 $75,000
Product/Process Engineer II FS Precision Tech, LLC East Rancho Dominguez, CA Oct 01, 2013 $68,536
Product/Process Engineer II FS Precision Tech, LLC. East Rancho Dominguez, CA Oct 01, 2013 $68,000
Product/Process Engineer II FS Precision Tech, LLC East Rancho Dominguez, CA Oct 18, 2010 $65,000
Process/Product Engineer Miller Castings, Inc. Whittier, CA Oct 01, 2009 $65,000

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Top Skills for A Process/Product Engineer

  1. Product Quality
  2. Practice Procedures
  3. Product Line
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  • Negotiate customer orders and tactfully resolve customer escalations relates to quality, material handling and product quality issues.
  • Communicate with customer representatives to establish and define quality criteria and boundary samples for product line.
  • Assisted in evaluating and reducing assembly labor costs through continuous process improvement.
  • Completed call center customer service training and compiled recommendations into a presentation for senior leadership.
  • Developed and implemented power supply manufacturing initiative, with cost savings to Business Imaging Systems Division of $315k.

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Top 10 Best States for Process/Product Engineers

  1. Washington
  2. Texas
  3. Massachusetts
  4. California
  5. Arizona
  6. Wyoming
  7. Rhode Island
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Idaho
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Process/Product Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

67.8%

Female

24.1%

Unknown

8.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Asian

10.4%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.5%

French

7.5%

Italian

7.5%

Portuguese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Mandarin

5.0%

Indonesian

2.5%

Nepali

2.5%

Chinese

2.5%

Russian

2.5%

Hindi

2.5%
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Process/Product Engineer Education

Schools

Purdue University

12.7%

University of Phoenix

8.7%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

7.1%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

7.1%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

6.3%

Indiana State University

5.6%

Michigan State University

4.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.8%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.8%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.8%

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

4.0%

Iowa State University

4.0%

Washington University in Saint Louis

3.2%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.2%

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

3.2%

Ferris State University

3.2%

University of Cincinnati

3.2%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

3.2%

Auburn University

3.2%

Arizona State University

3.2%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

18.6%

Business

18.4%

Chemical Engineering

11.8%

Electrical Engineering

9.2%

Industrial Engineering

5.6%

Industrial Technology

4.1%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

3.9%

General Studies

2.8%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.8%

Engineering

2.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Accounting

2.4%

Management

2.1%

Manufacturing Engineering

1.7%

Project Management

1.7%

Materials Science And Engineering

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Computer Science

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.5%

Masters

21.5%

Other

15.4%

Associate

8.9%

Certificate

3.4%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.2%
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