Based on 1,698 responses, the job of Process Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.69 out of 5. On average, Process Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Process Engineer?
"Great hands on job."
Pros: The everyday challenges of developing new processes and troubleshooting problems. And the feeling of success when something is created without issue.
Cons: The stress that comes with a timeline and budget.
"Shop support, customer applications, routings."
"Chemical Engineering is not what it's cracked up to be."
I wish that I would have been told before I started college that people who are smart and good at math can go to college for something other than engineering. Chemical plant engineering is done in China and India primarily now, so the dreams of designing a chemical plant are few and far between. If you are good at math and technology go to school for finance or computer science/engineering. These fields seem to have a lot more to offer. As far as being a process engineer goes it's typically a 50+ hour work week, off hour phone calls and some occasional weekends. The job itself is mostly paperwork. Writing procedures, writing quality statements and writing up statements to confirm certain types of equipment can be used in manufacturing.
College education is only a starting point, it's critical to continue learning constantly.
Pros: Freedom to pursue projects I see as important to the company.
Cons: There is no structured mentorship from the senior engineers.
Pros: There is a lot of work and I hold a lot of responsibility. I look forward to advancing my experience and career. The people here are really nice.
Cons: My boss has really high expectations so the job can be a bit stressful.
"Good stepping stine."
Pros: Schedule. Diversity. Multi interdisciplinary.
Cons: Growth opportunities. Structure. Nature of business cyclic.