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Working As A Senior Product Development Engineer

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

  • Make Decisions

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Product Development Engineer Do

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

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How To Become A Senior Product Development Engineer

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical 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 to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

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Senior Product Development Engineer Career Paths

Senior Product Development Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Project Manager Quality Manager
Supplier Quality Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Product Manager Product Development Manager
Research And Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Engineering Manager Plant Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Engineering Manager
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Product Development Manager Design Manager
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Designer Senior Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Designer Lead Designer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Designer Design Engineering Manager Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Research And Development Senior Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Senior Applications Engineer
Applications Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Applications Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Product Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Research And Development Senior Engineer
Research And Development Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Product Engineer 3.5 years
Top Careers Before Senior Product Development Engineer
Engineer 3.8%
Internship 2.8%
Top Careers After Senior Product Development Engineer
Consultant 3.5%

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Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
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$75,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$121,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
United States Steel
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a Senior Product Development Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Product Development Engineer in the United States is $96,055 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $76,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $121,000.

Real Senior Product Development Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Product Development Engineer, Senior Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 08, 2016 $148,000
Software Product Development Engineer, Senior Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jul 20, 2016 $148,000
SR. Engineer, Drug Product Process Development Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 06, 2016 $130,000
SR. Engineer, Drug Product Process Development Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jun 06, 2016 $130,000
Senior Product Development Satellite Engineer Teknovation Services LLC Orlando, FL Aug 21, 2016 $126,000
Senior Product Development Engineer U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 16, 2016 $125,580
Senior RF Product Development Engineer ACCO Semiconductor, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 11, 2016 $125,000
Senior Product Development Engineer-Software Development Verizon Data Services LLC San Diego, CA Feb 15, 2016 $125,000
Senior Product Development Engineer-Dev OPS Verizon Data Services LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 08, 2016 $125,000
Senior Platform Product Development Engineer Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Dec 08, 2016 $124,675 -
$143,000
Senior Platform Product Development Engineer Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 12, 2016 $124,675 -
$143,000
Senior Product Development Satellite Engineer Teknovation Services LLC Orlando, FL Apr 20, 2015 $120,000
Senior Product Development Engineer (Multiple Openings) U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 15, 2015 $120,000
Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead Navistar, Inc. Lisle, IL Nov 25, 2016 $120,000 -
$130,000
Product Development Engineer, SNR Team Lead Altair Productdesign, Inc. Lisle, IL Jul 12, 2015 $100,176
SR. Product Development Engineer Santa Cruz Bicycles, Inc. Santa Cruz, CA Jul 26, 2015 $100,000
Senior Product Development Engineer Heat Transfer Products Group LLC Duluth, GA Jul 06, 2016 $99,450 -
$109,450
Product Development Engineer SR Team Lead Navistar, Inc. Lisle, IL Sep 30, 2016 $98,800 -
$112,765
Senior Product Development Engineer 3M Company Saint Paul, MN May 08, 2016 $96,627
Senior Product Development Engineer 3M Company Saint Paul, MN Jan 08, 2016 $96,513
SR. Product Engineer, R&D Ever Quantum, Inc. Bethesda, MD Aug 28, 2016 $96,000
Product Development Engineer Senior Team Lead Navistar, Inc. Lisle, IL Jan 24, 2015 $95,577 -
$112,640
Senior Product Development Engineer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Austin, TX Nov 18, 2016 $90,147 -
$133,900
SR. Product Development Engineer King Systems Corporation Noblesville, IN Sep 30, 2016 $89,761
SR. Product Development Engineer King Systems Corporation Noblesville, IN Jan 13, 2015 $88,000
SR. Product Development Engineer 3M Company Saint Paul, MN Feb 10, 2016 $87,828
Senior Product Development Engineer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Austin, TX Dec 05, 2016 $87,358 -
$132,000
Senior Product Development Engineer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Austin, TX May 12, 2016 $87,358 -
$132,000
Senior Product Development Engineer II Superior Essex International LP Kennesaw, GA Feb 19, 2016 $86,590 -
$99,693

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Top Skills for A Senior Product Development Engineer

  1. New Product Development
  2. Medical Devices
  3. Fmea
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed new product development projects on deadline and supervised suppliers involved in new product development and manufacturing.
  • Orchestrated DFMEA and design verification/validation activities of finished medical devices.
  • Defined product specifications, PFMEA, PPAP documentation for new products based on research, customer requirements, and machine capabilities.
  • Ensured product-specific fusing from product definition through product qualification and into high-volume production by developing product specific configuration software.
  • Implemented quality improvement and cost savings projects.

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  2. California
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Colorado
  6. Arizona
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Senior Product Development Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

79.8%

Unknown

10.2%

Female

9.9%
Ethnicity

White

54.3%

Asian

19.8%

Hispanic or Latino

11.8%

Black or African American

9.1%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Chinese

16.7%

Mandarin

16.7%

French

11.7%

Spanish

10.0%

German

6.7%

Cantonese

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Swedish

3.3%

Greek

3.3%

Portuguese

3.3%

Carrier

3.3%

Danish

1.7%

Hebrew

1.7%

Icelandic

1.7%

Czech

1.7%

Turkish

1.7%

Slovak

1.7%

Dakota

1.7%

Italian

1.7%

Russian

1.7%
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Senior Product Development Engineer Education

Schools

Purdue University

8.9%

University of Phoenix

8.1%

University of Texas at Austin

7.6%

Northern Illinois University

7.2%

Wayne State University

5.5%

Northeastern University

5.5%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

5.1%

University of Akron

4.7%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.7%

Michigan State University

4.7%

University of Cincinnati

4.7%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.8%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.8%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.8%

University of Southern California

3.8%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.8%

Northwestern University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Bradley University

3.4%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

33.0%

Electrical Engineering

15.9%

Business

13.0%

Chemical Engineering

4.0%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Engineering And Industrial Management

3.1%

Computer Science

2.8%

Biomedical Engineering

2.7%

Engineering

2.7%

Industrial Technology

2.2%

Management

2.1%

Project Management

2.1%

Chemistry

1.9%

Computer Engineering

1.9%

Plastics Engineering

1.7%

Drafting And Design

1.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.5%

Finance

1.5%

Materials Science And Engineering

1.4%

Industrial Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.4%

Masters

38.3%

Other

7.8%

Doctorate

6.9%

Certificate

2.2%

Associate

1.8%

Diploma

0.5%
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