The average salary for a Process Engineer in South Africa is R419,452.
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Job Description for Process Engineer
Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed. They evaluate procedures such as chemical interactions, equipment design, and the system performance involved with the manufacturing of that particular product. When processe…Read more
Process Engineer Tasks
- Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
- Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.
- Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
- Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Popular Employer Salaries for Process Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Nedbank, Steinmuller Engineering Services and Multotec. Reported salaries are highest at Steinmuller Engineering Services where the average pay is R918,650. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sasol Mining and Nedbank, earning around R750,000 and R523,000, respectively. Eskom pays the lowest at around R253,929. Multotec and Absa also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R348,000 and R400,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Process Engineer
Chemical Process Engineering
Skills in Chemical Process Engineering and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design and Process Improvement.
Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer
An entry-level Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R260,300 based on 44 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R360,134 based on 366 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R548,602 based on 202 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R687,845 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R620,000.
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