What does a Manufacturing Engineer do?

Manufacturing engineers watch over the entire manufacturing process of products and devise ways that improve the flow and efficiency of production within that industry in addition to seeking ways to improve the actual manufactured product itself. They ensure maximum efficiency of a company's manufacturing processes and analyze current production methods through observation and research.

Manufacturing engineers develop alternative methods to make manufacturing practices more efficient and cost-effective, and study dilemmas including space constraints, material requirements, and current needs to improve the manufacturing process. They review quality standards of products and check for problems. They test materials extensively and focus on automated aspects of the manufacturing process. They design manufacturing systems that optimize use of computer networks, robots, and materials. They are called upon to identify areas that need improvement to maintain high levels of manufacturing and product quality and for the design of new products and processes used in addition to assurance of cost efficiency and compliance with regulatory standards. Manufacturing engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering and some obtain a master’s degree in engineering and certification.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
18%
8+
19%

Common Skill Sets

CAD Software
Lean Six Sigma
Microsoft Office Suite
AutoCAD
Written Communication
SUPPLIERS
Continuous Improvement
Powerpoint

Manufacturing Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Manufacturing Engineer
$34,845/yr
Design Engineer
16% made the transition
Mechanical Engineer
20% made the transition
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Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£34,845 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £35K
£48K
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