What does an Operations Engineer do?

Operations engineers work in various industrial rules to ensure all processes and functions under their control perform correctly and efficiently. They work in the manufacturing and shipping industries and strive to meet factory and management specifications at their job. They are responsible for repairs and upgrades to machinery and coordinate with other department heads to fine-tune operations systems. They also routinely examine machinery for defects and communicate maintenance schedules to department heads.

Operations engineers are part of a team, and they interact with computer and software engineers, quality control specialists, and others to increase efficiency and establish best practices. They can train managers and other personnel to use new and upgraded machinery and be comfortable performing training. They identify operational priorities by assessing operational objectives and determine project objectives, including efficiency cost savings, energy conservation, time, and costs. Operations engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Operations Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£40,351 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £40K
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Operations Engineer Career Path

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Sysco Labs (SL)Sysco Labs (SL)
Operations Engineer
5 Sep 2020

“Great work culture and you just know you're working alongside the best of the best in the industry.”

Power Plant Operations Engineer
30 Nov 2019

“Good for starting career in power sectors with excellent powerplant related training both conceptually as well aa practically.”

Operations Engineer
1 Sep 2019

“It is a good place to learn basics of manufacturing industry if individual is a self learner.”

Eastern Communications (Philippines)Eastern Communications (Philippines)
Service Operations Engineer
21 Aug 2021

“Can be stressful sometimes but everything is good and compensated.”

Senior Solutions Operations Engineer
15 Dec 2019

“Great compensation and perks.”

Operations Engineer
12 May 2021

“It is recognised as best place to work and everything here is so good”

Senior Operations Engineer
4 Mar 2021

“nice place to work and learn”

Security Operations Engineer
13 Aug 2021

“Great people and many fun department events/outings”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an operations engineer

When working as an operations engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Linux System, Scripting Languages, Operating Systems, cloudwatch and Windows Server.

The most similar professions to operations engineer are:
  • Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an operations engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.