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Working As A Senior Production 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

  • $121,756

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Production 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 Production 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 Production Engineer Career Paths

Senior Production Engineer
Manufacturing Manager Senior Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Strategic Sourcing
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Operations Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer Engineering Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Estimator Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Project Manager Product Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Director
Senior Director, Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Program Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Senior Manager Global Director
Vice President Of Global Operations
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Operations Engineer Operations Manager Plant Manager
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Head Engineer 3.8 years
Process Engineer 3.5 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Engineer 3.2 years
Top Employers Before
Engineer 3.2%
Internship 2.9%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.7%

Senior Production Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

84.6%

Female

12.2%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

72.8%

Asian

12.8%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Unknown

3.0%

Black or African American

1.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.7%

French

10.7%

Tagalog

7.1%

Blackfoot

3.6%

Portuguese

3.6%

Chinese

3.6%

Filipino

3.6%

Vietnamese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Ilocano

3.6%

Japanese

3.6%

Dutch

3.6%

Mandarin

3.6%

Polish

3.6%

Thai

3.6%

Italian

3.6%
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Senior Production Engineer Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

10.9%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

7.6%

Louisiana Tech University

6.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.5%

University of Phoenix

6.5%

University of Texas at Austin

6.5%

West Virginia University

5.4%

University of Oklahoma

5.4%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

4.3%

Tulane University

4.3%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.3%

Saint Cloud State University

4.3%

Mississippi State University

4.3%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

3.3%

University of Alabama

3.3%

Texas Tech University

3.3%

Auburn University

3.3%

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

3.3%

A-Technical College

3.3%

Pennsylvania State University

3.3%
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Majors

Chemical Engineering

15.6%

Business

13.8%

Mechanical Engineering

13.5%

Petroleum Engineering

10.0%

Electrical Engineering

9.3%

Industrial Technology

5.2%

Engineering And Industrial Management

4.5%

Industrial Engineering

4.5%

Engineering

3.5%

Computer Science

3.1%

Manufacturing Engineering

2.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%

Finance

2.1%

Management

1.7%

Marketing

1.7%

Physics

1.7%

Photography

1.4%

Engineering Technology

1.4%

Operations Management

1.4%

Graphic Design

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.9%

Masters

28.3%

Other

11.0%

Associate

4.0%

Doctorate

2.4%

Certificate

2.1%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Senior Production Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Production Engineer Kosmos Energy, LLC Dallas, TX Sep 18, 2012 $210,000
Senior Production Engineer BP America Inc. Houston, TX Dec 15, 2014 $201,200
Senior Production Engineer-Engineering Technology Anadarko Petroleum Corporation The Woodlands, TX Jun 05, 2016 $197,954
Operation & Middle East Production Line Senior Engineer 2M Solutions, Inc. Grand Prairie, TX Jan 09, 2015 $183,810
Operation and Middle East Production Line Senior Engineer 2Msolutions Inc. Grand Prairie, TX Aug 10, 2015 $183,810
Senior Production Engineer Hunt Oil Company Poth, TX Jun 24, 2014 $183,000
Senior Production Engineer BP America Inc. Houston, TX Dec 15, 2011 $180,000
Senior Completions and Production Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Nov 23, 2016 $172,440
Senior Production Systems Engineer-Separation & Water Chevron Corporation Houston, TX Aug 21, 2015 $168,000
Senior Production Engineer Lookout, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 01, 2015 $160,000 -
$166,000
SR. Production Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX May 05, 2015 $156,728 -
$192,000
Senior Completions and Production Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Sep 27, 2016 $154,950
Senior Production Engineer Murphy Exploration and Production Company Houston, TX Mar 01, 2015 $150,000
SR. Production Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $149,200
SR. Production Engineer Newfield Exploration Company Houston, TX Apr 29, 2016 $131,758
Senior Production Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX Aug 27, 2015 $130,000
Senior Production Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX Oct 09, 2016 $130,000
Senior Production Engineer Conocophillips Company Houston, TX Oct 01, 2014 $129,022 -
$150,370
West Africa Senior Production Engineer Hess Corporation Houston, TX Sep 04, 2015 $129,022 -
$192,000
Senior Production and Stimulation Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Oct 01, 2013 $128,104
SR. Production/Process Engineer Dixie Chemical Company, Inc. Pasadena, TX Mar 11, 2016 $126,690
Senior Production Engineer Conocophillips Company Houston, TX Dec 06, 2013 $116,000 -
$174,000
Senior Production Engineer Conocophillips Company Houston, TX Jan 07, 2013 $116,000 -
$128,000
Senior Production & Stimulation Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Midland, TX May 01, 2014 $115,310
Senior Engineer-Subsea Production Systems Vetco Gray, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 28, 2014 $114,000
Senior Production Engineer EP Energy Management, LLC Houston, TX Dec 30, 2013 $113,844
Senior Production Stimulation Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Denver, CO Aug 12, 2015 $113,500 -
$127,300
Senior Production Stimulation Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Denver, CO Aug 20, 2015 $113,500 -
$127,300
Senior Production Stimulation Engineer Schlumberger Technology Corporation Denver, CO Oct 16, 2014 $113,500 -
$127,300

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Top Skills for A Senior Production Engineer

AFEProceduresRawMaterialProcessImprovementsProjectManagementTechnicalSupportSigmaReservoirProcessControlISOCostReductionProductionLinesAdditionalProductionEngineeringSupportPArtificialLiftDesignProductQualityRKaizenProductionOperations

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Top Senior Production Engineer Skills

  1. AFE
  2. Procedures
  3. Raw Material
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  • Managed all work conducted by outside contractors to ensure company guidelines and procedures were followed.
  • Watch for raw material and utility consumption figures and take corrective actions to keep them in range whenever and wherever needed.
  • Achieved company recognition for value added process improvements.
  • Project Management on major NASA projects.

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