Product Test Engineer Overview

What does a Product Test Engineer do?

A product engineer is responsible for the design and creation of products. Duties include performing constant market analysis of competing products to determine and establish customer needs and requirements. Efforts are then placed into exceeding customer expectations for the benefit of the company brand. The typical career progression for product engineers is in an executive role.

A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is required of this position with most companies preferring a master's degree. Due to the job expectations of a product engineer, extensive experience as a product engineer in the industry is much valued. Candidates who excel as a product engineer are those who are familiar with the entire product development cycle and possess current knowledge of technological advancements to implement during the engineering phase.

What responsibilities are common for Product Test Engineer jobs?
  • Develop product ideas based on customer audience interests
  • Identify customer problems and create functional prototypes offering a solution
  • Coordinate prototype submissions with relevant personnel for approval
  • Perform market analysis on competing products and brands
  • Analyze market and industry trends and conditions
  • Analyze feasibility, cost, and return on investment for product ideas
  • Manage the budget requirements for projects
  • Oversee the mass production of successful prototypes
What are the typical qualifications for Product Test Engineer jobs?
  • Master's degree in a related field preferred
  • Extensive experience in the area is desired
  • Portfolio of successful past projects required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of the industry and market trends
  • Creative and passionate about creating solutions to customer problems
  • Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Able to work in seated in front of a computer for long hours at a time
  • Flexible to travel to suppliers as required of the job
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Product Test Engineer make near United States?

$102,557 /yr
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Product Test Engineer Career Path

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

Product Engineer
Senior Product Engineer
Product Test Engineer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
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Product Test Engineer Insights

Read what Product Test Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Air SquaredAir Squared
Product Engineer I
Feb 14, 2022

“Everyone was enthusiastic to learn and grow and I am still very close with many of those individuals today.”

3D Systems3D Systems
Product Development Intern
Mar 13, 2023

“It was a really good experience and you get a lot of autonomy in your projects.”

Product Engineering
May 6, 2023

“i compare BigCommerce with other companies I have worked at at the culture is the best.”

RapiPay FintechRapiPay Fintech
Product Engineer
Feb 13, 2023

“Great company to start your career as a fresher as it provides many learning opportunities.”

Delmaine Fine FoodsDelmaine Fine Foods
Product Development
Mar 27, 2022

“There are no career growth or development opportunities despite all the claims in the job advertisements.”

Colosseum AthleticsColosseum Athletics
Product Development Intern
Mar 28, 2022

“I have gained a great understanding and knowledge about the industry and what it takes to maintain a successful company and clothing line.”

Lead Product Engineer
Jun 1, 2023

“Good Place to work and some of the clients are really good”

Product Engineer
Apr 26, 2023

“Slow career development and inflexible to change”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Product Test Engineer

When working as a Product Test Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CAD, Systems Development, Written Communication, Interface, and Scripting Languages.

The most similar professions to Product Test Engineer are:
  • Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a Product Test Engineer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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