What does a Process Engineering Leader do?

Process engineers are responsible for providing the chemical or biochemical processes and equipment that ultimately extract materials from their raw states and transform them into a beneficial or saleable end product. They are also responsible for the design, implementation, control, and optimization of the product’s industrial processing phase, and they usher the product along from start to finish.

Process engineers often function as the point persons for or during the continuous processes commonly found in the chemical, petrochemical, agricultural, and mineral processing sectors. They also work in this capacity with advanced materials found within the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. They create set specifications for the raw materials, and develop, implement, and monitor the equipment in use and the process of the materials and the manufacturing systems. They can also work in sales or design, and they sometimes work for the optimization of the sales and software processes. Process engineers need a bachelor’s degree in chemical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering. For senior positions, employers will require advanced or master’s degrees in the same subjects.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Process Engineering Leader Salaries

Average Base Pay

$103,081 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $103K
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Boston ScientificBoston Scientific
Process Development Engineer
Sep 16, 2021

“Networking and seeking different career opportunities within the company was highly encouraged to find the best fit for you.”

Micron TechnologyMicron Technology
Process Engineer
May 20, 2020

“If you want to find a job instantly with a good and high pay then Micron definitely delivers.”

Process Engineer
Jan 14, 2021

“Onboarding is horrible because there is such little documentation or retention of information it's crazy.”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Process Engineer
May 4, 2021

“Provide a good career path grow for the employee with various training program and carrier guidance.”

Process Engineer
May 26, 2019

“Not much career progression observed as seniors tend to stay put and do not leave.”

Process Developer Operations
Nov 30, 2020

“In this organisation i feel my job is secure and i got the career opportunities and best comfirt level and relaiblity on my managers.”

UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
Process Engineer
Jan 13, 2021

“Lots of resources for learning and career growth that an individual can take advantage of.”

Wells FargoWells Fargo
Process Engineer
Jan 13, 2021

“Best pay I have received my whole career (I have been employed for 5+ years”

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