Manufacturing Engineering


Career Description

As a manufacturing engineer, you and your team will use technical expertise and skill to plan, design, set up, modify, optimize and then monitor the manufacturing process of such things as medicine, food, and oil. From raw materials to the finished product, manufacturing engineers work to improve the production process, using the most cost-effective methods while reducing the impact of production on the environment. Manufacturing engineers are designers, who combine their analytical and creative problem-solving skills to work across many industries.

Salary

Median
$83,470
Lowest
$53,300
Highest
$126,920

Projects

Streamlining a factory to make better jeans, baseballs, or bike helmets
Designing a system to recycle paper more efficiently and cleanly.
Assembling the world’s largest airplane, the Dreamliner, in the world’s largest building (by volume)
Researching new methods to mass produce life-saving medical devices
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