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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,644 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £36K
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Manufacturing Engineer Career Path

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Manufacturing Engineer
13 Sep 2020

“Some of the best people I ever worked with are at BW. Benefits are excellent.”

Micron TechnologyMicron Technology
Manufacturing Engineer
23 Aug 2021

“Starting pay is low but increment still same as other higher starting pay graduate although with better performance.”

Pratt & WhitneyPratt & Whitney
Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op
8 Jun 2019

“I have heard from others that they don’t have the greatest health insurance benefit package.”

Allied BakeriesAllied Bakeries
Manufacturing Technician
29 Jul 2021

“this can give a real good work life balance if you can handle 12 hour shifts.”

Toyota Motor EuropeToyota Motor Europe
Manufacturing Engineer
26 May 2021

“Kind pp and good career development”

Orchid Orthopedic SolutionsOrchid Orthopedic Solutions
Manufacturing Engineer/Operational Excellence
27 Oct 2021

“We don't always sustain what we try to implement and it can cause employee fatigue”

Manufacturing Engineer Intern
15 Aug 2021

“Really fun and great for personal development.”

Aerojet RocketdyneAerojet Rocketdyne
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
14 Jun 2021

“i.e. new and innovative ways to do things.”

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