Engineering Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my engineering background?

If you CURRENT or PREVIOUS job was in ENGINEERING, you could retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the high-paying pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

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

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

Quality Engineer

Works within the quality team to ensure the overall quality of a manufactured product and are tasked with creating documentation, devising quality tests and defining the criteria a test result should meet. They play a key role in fixing issues when they arise.

Some companies might call this role:

  • QA Engineer
  • QC Engineer
Quality Job Description & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $50,400
  • After 2 Years: $99,250
  • After 5 Years: $110,100
Quality Job Description & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €40,000
  • After 2 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €60,000

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

If your CURRENT or PREVIOUS job is in engineering;

STEP 1: You will first need to take our Conversion Course into Engineering Roles in Pharma to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharma industry.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

Ideal for:

  • anyone with a mechanical, maintenance, production, manufacturing, industrial, facilities, plant, maintenance, civil engineering/technician background

…who want: to retrain to do the same or similar work in the pharmaceutical or med device industry

Duration: 15 weeks
Delivery: Completely Online
Hours per week 14
Awarding body: GetReskilled

STEP 2: Then take our Validation Training Course (ONLINE) – For Starter Validation Roles to learn how those systems are validated. 

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

Ideal for:

  • Candidates with mechanical, maintenance, production, industrial engineering/technician background

…who want: to learn how to validate equipment in a pharmaceutical manufacturing background.

Duration: 30 weeks
Delivery: Completely Online
Hours per week: 14
Awarding body: Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Available Jobs

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