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Working As A Senior 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

  • $87,328

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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 Senior 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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Senior Product Engineer Career Paths

Senior Product Engineer
Principal Engineer Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Lead Technician Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Principal Systems Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Engineering Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Research And Development Technician Process Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Operations Manager Account Executive
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Business Unit Manager Manufacturing Manager
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Project Manager Product Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Account Manager
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Supervisor Chief Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Supervisor Operations Manager Account Executive
Strategic Accounts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Chief Engineer Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Director Operations Director
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Director Of Product Development
Vice President Product Development
12 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Product Engineer 3.5 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 4.9%
Top Employers After
Consultant 5.2%
Manager 4.0%

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Senior Product Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

84.5%

Female

11.3%

Unknown

4.2%
Ethnicity

White

51.6%

Asian

21.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.4%

Black or African American

8.5%

Unknown

5.0%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

23.8%

Mandarin

11.3%

Chinese

10.0%

German

7.5%

Japanese

7.5%

French

7.5%

Carrier

6.3%

Korean

6.3%

Italian

5.0%

Cantonese

2.5%

Russian

2.5%

Hindi

2.5%

Dutch

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Arabic

1.3%

Gujarati

1.3%

Ukrainian

1.3%
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Senior Product Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.2%

Purdue University

7.8%

Wayne State University

7.0%

Western Michigan University

7.0%

San Jose State University

6.2%

Northeastern University

5.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.1%

University of Texas at Austin

5.1%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.7%

University of Southern California

4.3%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.3%

University of California - Berkeley

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.9%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

3.9%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

Wichita State University

3.9%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.9%

Lawrence Technological University

3.9%

Santa Clara University

3.5%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

26.8%

Mechanical Engineering

23.4%

Business

13.3%

Computer Science

3.5%

Engineering

3.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.5%

Industrial Technology

2.5%

Computer Engineering

2.5%

Management

2.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.5%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Finance

2.2%

Industrial Engineering

2.1%

Project Management

2.0%

Physics

1.7%

Chemical Engineering

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Engineering Technology

1.4%

Chemistry

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.3%

Masters

38.6%

Other

8.9%

Doctorate

4.9%

Associate

3.1%

Certificate

2.6%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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Real Senior Product Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Product Security Engineer Medallia, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Jul 25, 2016 $190,000
Senior Product Security Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Mateo, CA Aug 15, 2015 $162,000
Senior Product Security Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 09, 2015 $154,000
Senior Product Engineer Cadence Design Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 15, 2016 $152,131 -
$206,700
Senior Product Security Engineer Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2015 $152,000
Senior Product Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 09, 2015 $150,980
Senior Product Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Mar 02, 2015 $150,000
SR. Product Engineer Pinterest, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 04, 2016 $147,500
Senior Product Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Oct 07, 2016 $147,300
Senior Product Engineer Nimble Storage, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 07, 2016 $146,000 -
$166,000
Senior Product Engineer Deloitte Consulting LLP Atlanta, GA Feb 23, 2015 $140,000
Senior Product Engineer, Analytics & Business Intelligence Glassdoor, Inc. Mill Valley, CA Sep 26, 2016 $138,500
Engineer, SR Staff-Product Applications Broadcom Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jul 27, 2015 $138,403 -
$166,300
Senior Product Engineer ASML Us, Inc. San Jose, CA May 19, 2016 $138,403
SR. Engineer, Product Applications Ikanos Communication Fremont, CA Aug 12, 2015 $105,976
Engineer, SR. Staff-Product Applications Broadcom Corporation San Jose, CA Aug 01, 2015 $105,620 -
$166,300
Senior Product Engineer Cadence Design Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 03, 2015 $105,394 -
$125,394
Senior 1, Senior Product Engineer, Product & Solutions, Convergehealth Product Development Deloitte Consulting LLP Charlotte, NC Nov 22, 2016 $105,249 -
$164,300
SR. Product Engineer Invensense, Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 25, 2015 $105,034
SR. Product Excellence Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 17, 2016 $105,000 -
$110,000
SR. Engineer, Product Support Readiness Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 16, 2016 $105,000
Advanced SR. Product Engineer General Motors Company Grand Rapids, MI Aug 02, 2016 $95,016
SR. Product Engineer, Service Engineering Tesla Motorsinc Fremont, CA Apr 22, 2015 $95,000
Senior Engineer, Automotive Product Applications Arcelormittal USA LLC East Chicago, IN Aug 03, 2015 $95,000
Senior Product Engineer-Component TRW Automotive, Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Sep 18, 2016 $95,000
SR. Product Engineer-Software TRW Automotive, Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Jan 05, 2015 $95,000
Senior Product Engineer Deere and Company East Moline, IL Jun 06, 2016 $95,000 -
$105,000
Senior Product Engineer-Software TRW Automotive Inc. Farmington Hills, MI May 26, 2016 $95,000
SR. Product Engineer, Service Engineering Tesla Motorsinc Fremont, CA Apr 28, 2015 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Product Engineer

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  1. New Product Development
  2. Product Quality
  3. Cost Savings
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  • Managed new product development/characterization and qualification.
  • Tested, analyzed and troubleshot component levels; generated failure reports and used analysis to improve product quality.
  • Performed root cause analysis and developed solutions for a variety of product issues, customer complaints and cost savings projects.
  • Monitored and planned department budgets and planning of direction for engineering department in conjunction with other engineering team leaders.
  • Led presentations to Dana for design proposals, product line consolidation and cost reduction opportunities utilizing stamped axle housing.

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