What does a Process Engineer do?

Process engineers are responsible for providing the chemical or biochemical processes and equipment that ultimately extract materials from their raw states and transform them into a beneficial or saleable end product. They are also responsible for the design, implementation, control, and optimization of the product’s industrial processing phase, and they usher the product along from start to finish.

Process engineers often function as the point persons for or during the continuous processes commonly found in the chemical, petrochemical, agricultural, and mineral processing sectors. They also work in this capacity with advanced materials found within the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. They create set specifications for the raw materials, and develop, implement, and monitor the equipment in use and the process of the materials and the manufacturing systems. They can also work in sales or design, and they sometimes work for the optimization of the sales and software processes. Process engineers need a bachelor’s degree in chemical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering. For senior positions, employers will require advanced or master’s degrees in the same subjects.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
15%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
24%
8+
28%

Common Skill Sets

Lean Six Sigma
Process Simulation
Written Communication
AutoCAD
Algorithms
CMMI
Problem Solving
MATLAB

Process Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Process Engineer
₹ 5,81,606/yr
L3
Engineer
16% made the transition
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
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Process Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹ 5,81,606 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹260K
Median: ₹582K
₹1,212K
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