Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salary
Average Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers in the United States make around $72K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction for Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices
Manufacturing engineers for medical devices design, implement and automate processes - as well as provide technical support - related to the production of medical devices and/or devices' parts. They must ensure manufacturing processes are as effective and efficient as possible, making sure that products meet all quality standards and customer expectations. They work with their colleagues - including other engineers, manufacturing supervisors and others - to resolve issues on the manufacturing floor in a timely manner. Additionally, these manufacturing engineers must document all potential and enacted process improvements, as well as write project reports and status updates as needed.Read More...
A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or another relevant engineering field is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. Previous experience as a manufacturing engineer may be required or preferred; experience specifically with medical devices may be needed as well. Proficiency with relevant computer programs such as Solid Works and the Microsoft Office suite may be needed as well. Manufacturing engineers for medical devices must work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Additionally, they must be have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Tasks
- Aid and report on work assignments, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
- Recommend technology or computer aids, product design changes and workspace layout modification to existing production standards to achieve optimum quality and efficiency.
- Create product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
- Study time, methods, and speed involved in production to establish standard workflow rate and improve efficiency.
- Coordinate the purchase of special equipment, materials, or parts and ensure they meet specifications and quality standards.
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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices
Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Engineering Design, Powerpoint, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Windows Operating System General Use, and autodesk autocad. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $69K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers report making only $97K on average.