Education and Training in Pharma
Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

Engineering Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my engineering background?
If you have an engineering background with at least 2 to 3+ years factory floor experience, here are some of the potential job roles you could retrain into and the expected salaries.

Instrumentation Engineer

Provision of computer programming and instrumentation support as well as designing and developing specialised instrumentation and equipment as required.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €38,000
  • After 2 Years: €38,000 to €48,000
  • After 5 Years: €48,000 to €58,000
Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $71,840
  • After 2 Years: $89,800
  • After 5 Years: $107,760

Process Engineer

Responsible for designing, implementing, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, especially continuous ones within the chemical, petrochemical, agriculture, mineral processing, advanced material, food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological industries.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €38,000
  • After 2 Years: €38,000 to €50,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €60,000
Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $70,824
  • After 2 Years: $88,530
  • After 5 Years: $106,236

Manufacturing Engineer

Responsible for development, design, implementation and monitoring of equipment, tools and machinery used in the manufacturing process. Their primary goal is to create the stages of a manufacturing system that ultimately produces a product in the most time-efficient and cost-effective way possible, while always maintaining staff safety and product quality.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €35,000 to €38,000
  • After 2 Years: €38,000 to €48,000
  • After 5 Years: €48,000 to €58,000
Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $70,824
  • After 2 Years: $88,530
  • After 5 Years: $106,236

Project Engineer

Manages technical or engineering projects. They work with stakeholders at all levels, with direct responsibility for budgeting, personnel and project planning.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €45,000+
  • After 2 Years: €50,000+
  • After 5 Years: €55,000+
Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $79,400
  • After 2 Years: $99,250
  • After 5 Years: $119,100

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

What courses do I need to take to successfully retrain for a engineering role in this sector?

You would need to take our 30-Week Certificate in eBioPharmaChem.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

This 30-week academically accredited Certificate will help you find an operator/technician role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

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What Courses Do I Need to Take?

What courses do I need to take to successfully retrain for a engineering role in this sector?

You would need to take our 50-Week Certificate in e-BioPharma Validation.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

This 12-Month academically accredited Certificate will prepare you for a validation role within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing industry.

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Available Jobs

Pennsylvania’s Pharma Jobs Board

Check out Pennsylvania’s largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
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Irish Pharma Jobs Board

Check out the Irelands largest jobs board focused exclusively on the pharmaceutical and medical device sector and see what jobs are available.
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UK Pharma Jobs Board

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References

Salaries calculated as 80%, 100% and 120% of BLS averages.

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