Quality control or planning engineer

Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.

Tasks

  • Oversees effective implementation of adopted processes, schedules and procedures.
  • Prepares plan of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.
  • Analyses plans, drawings, specifications and safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.
  • Prepares work flow charts for individual departments and compiles detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.
  • Ensures accuracy of machines, jigs, fixtures, gauges and other manufacturing and testing equipment.
  • Devises inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£32,365

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for quality control or planning engineer is £32,365

697 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 697. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for quality control or planning engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,365 per year. That is about £2,697 per month or £16.60 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,384, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,546

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 697 people are employed in the region.

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