Manufacturing engineers are responsible for designing, integrating, or improving manufacturing systems and related processes. At times, they work to refine product designs. Their job requires them to use specialized computer software to develop and analyze fabrication and assembly processes, equipment, specifications and quality standards. Manufacturing engineers may supervise production workers and technicians.
To become a manufacturing engineers require at least a bachelor's degree. Employers may require several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Such workers earn approximately $46.62 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 5% to 9% per year.