Production Engineer Jobs
Becton, Dickinson & Company
Stanley, Black and Decker
La Vergne, TN
Moseley Technical Services
North Charleston, SC
Production Engineer Jobs Overview
Have you ever wondered how things are produced before they enter the manufacturing stage? Companies hire skilled, tech-savvy individuals to fill production engineer jobs. Production engineers—also known as manufacturing engineers—help companies improve how their products are manufactured. Without production engineers, manufacturing efficiently wouldn't be possible.
Some duties of production engineers include implementing quality control measures, analyzing workflow, and determining the cost of production, labor, and materials. Most production engineers work directly for manufacturing plants. To be successful in this field, you must be a good problem-solver and have a full understanding of how to troubleshoot common manufacturing problems.
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Production Engineer Education and Skills
To become a production engineer, you need at least a bachelor's degree in engineering. That includes coursework in manufacturing, mathematics, robotics, materials handling, digital technology, and drawing or design. You can also boost your value to employers by getting certified in your field. SME offers the Certified Manufacturing Engineer designation to production engineers looking to move up in their careers.
The following skills and qualities are generally needed to be a production engineer:
- analytical skills and the ability to increase process efficiency.
- strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
- innovative thinking and creativity.
- good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
- comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and digital technology.
For more information on what employers look for in candidates for this position, see Monster's manufacturing engineer job description sample.
Update Your Production Engineer Resume
Just like the production processes you design, your resume should be written as clearly and efficiently as possible. Browse Monster's mid-level manufacturing engineer resume sample to get an idea of how to list your credentials and format your resume so that it's easy to read. Additionally, our resume writing tips offer easy, step-by-step instructions for how to create a resume that gets results.
Hiring managers often receive more resumes than they can read. Don't let yours get lost in the shuffle. Make sure you have a cover letter ready to submit when you apply. Having a cover letter shows that you're competent, passionate, and goal oriented. But a sloppy cover letter won't suffice. Use our writing tips and cover letter samples to learn how to boost your chances of getting a job interview.
Interviewing for Production Engineer Jobs
After your resume and cover letter have been reviewed, it's time for the interview. Are you feeling jittery yet? If so, Monster can help. We have several resources from our experts that can help you prepare ahead of time. Start by taking a look at our list of commonly asked interview questions. Knowing which questions employers typically ask and being ready with answers will give you an advantage at a job interview.
But a job interview doesn't just involve answering questions—you must be able to build a strong rapport with your interviewer, look professional, and be prepared to ask questions of your own. We can show you other ways to boost your interview performance as well.
How Much Do Production Engineer Jobs Pay?
Production engineers in the U.S. typically make between $65,523 and $112,522 per year. But the median yearly salary for production engineers is $86,433. Monster's Salary Tools can help you get an estimate of how much you can earn as a production engineer in your area. You can also find out where production engineers are in high demand and compare your salary with those for similar positions.
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