Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components Salary
The average pay for a Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components is $73,177 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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Job Description for Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components
Project engineers of rubber and plastic components are responsible for the design, development, and environmental specifications of rubbers and plastics. They must first develop the necessary molds to create the shapes of plastic or rubber needed, which includes running simulations of the molds before they are actually made.Read More...
Quality control is an important part of this position, and these engineers must establish parameters to meet all specifications for an optimal molding environment and ensure they are maintained within it. They often create these specifications themselves, as well as research and develop new processes for manufacturing plastic and rubber. They are also responsible for the machinery and may even develop new machinery themselves, as well as analyze existing machinery to ensure that it is running smoothly. Troubleshooting may be necessary when problems arise.
After the manufacturing process, they will review validation reports and create new reports based on any findings. They also monitor the mold-flow and analyze the manufactured plastics for stress and fatigue. They may work with a variety of staff members and teams, so communication skills are important in this position to work well with customers, suppliers, and co-workers within their organizations, including in quality control, manufacturing, and management.
A bachelor's degree in engineering may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers prefer those who have a master's degree. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components Tasks
- Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
- Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
- Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.
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Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components
Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 6 salaries. A Project Engineer, Rubber & Plastic Components with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 7 salaries.