What does a Process Engineering Manager 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.

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

Process Engineering Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$132,177 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$94K
Median: $132K
$186K
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Process Engineering Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Process Engineering Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Process Engineering Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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.”

DuPontDuPont
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.”

GenpactGenpact
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”

Vanguard EMSVanguard EMS
Process Engineer
Sep 18, 2019

“for the most part its all good people trying to do the best job they can for the company”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a process engineering manager

When working as a process engineering manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Six Sigma Certification, Methodology, PMP, MS EXCEL, and Design of Experiments.

The most similar professions to process engineering manager are:
  • Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Product Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a process engineering manager include a minimum of a science degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.