MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Facility Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Process Improvement Engineer

JOB TASKS

  • Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.

  • Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.

  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve manufacturing processes or products or to reduce costs, using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.

  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.

  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $42.76/hr. $88,950 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 21,300

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High School/Equivalency – Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Degree

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