Manufacturing engineers are tasked with a variety of duties that can vary greatly based on industry and the type of business they work for. Generally, they work in private industry and are responsible for designing, directing and coordinating the manufacturing process from end to end. Engineers are involved from the planning stages of a new product all the way through the final packaging of the goods.
Their job is to ensure the manufacturing process runs smoothly, safely and in the most cost-effective manner possible, and they must do so in the face of very different priorities from company leadership, like increasing turnaround time without increasing cost of production. Not only must they be adept at advanced mathematics, science and engineering principles, manufacturing engineers must also have a host of soft skills to help them communicate effectively with their team and with various departments across the organization.
Required Education and Experience
Entry-level manufacturing engineer positions almost always require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. Engineers that want to grow and advance their careers typically pursue a master’s degree in engineering, though some advancement is possible without an advanced degree.
According to Indeed data, the average annual salary for manufacturing engineers in Georgia is $73,835. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which includes manufacturing engineers in the broader category of “industrial engineering,” reports that job growth for manufacturing engineers is expected to remain close to steady in the coming years. Engineers seeking new opportunities should remember that salary and benefits packages offered by employers can vary greatly depending upon the location, the size of the company, and the experience of the candidate.
Selectek is currently recruiting manufacturing engineers for a position in the Conyers, Georgia area. Our client is seeking a manufacturing engineer with three to seven years of experience. The person in this role will be responsible for ensuring all production lines are operating in a safe manner. The manufacturing engineer will develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods, confer with planning and design staff on product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods and on-time product launches. PLC experience is not required, but it is a plus. Candidates should have experience with AutoCAD and Solidworks. You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.
If you are an experienced Manufacturing Engineer looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast region of the U.S., we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.