Process and methods engineer

The core business of a Methods engineer is to ensure the efficiency of industrial production processes. In fact, whether for the advanced industry (aeronautics, space, automotive, etc.) or for the digital industry (IT equipment, technology, energy, etc.), the role of the Methods Engineer is adapts to any industrial structure in order to optimize the manufacturing methods of a product.


• Develop optimum product manufacturing processes, step by step • Establish production schedules to optimize work organization • Monitor production and analyze industrial performance • Guarantee production profitability while ensuring quality of finished products            


• Master the industrial management IT tools • Present the necessary skills in project management • Be able to coordinate the activities of a team         


The Methods engineer must hold an industrial engineer diploma (bac + 5) with a specialization in a particular field of activity. In addition to a course at an engineering school, the profession is also accessible via university training and obtaining a master’s degree in industrial systems engineering.


As a beginner, the Methods Engineer will receive a salary of around € 2,500 to € 3,500 gross monthly. The salary varies according to experience as well as the size of the company which generally determines the importance of the production to be managed.

Career evolution

The career of a Methods Engineer can evolve with experience, to become Technical Director or Production Director. He can also turn to quality and integrate a position of Quality Assurance Manager.

Other appellations

• Industrial Methods Engineer

• Process Engineer 

• Industrial Engineer.