Process engineer

Process engineers support the manufacturing of new trains and other rail infrastructure. They design manufacturing methods, create product specifications, check product quality, and improve manufacturing efficiency.

Is this role right for you?

Do you love finding out how something works? Or do you think you could design it better? Engineers use careful analysis and creative thinking to solve complex problems. They harness creativity to explore bold new solutions. Many engineers lead teams to design, build and maintain Australia’s railways. They’re excellent communicators because they need to explain their ideas and collaborate with other people on projects.

What are some example projects or experiences?

Process engineers work in many rail organisations, particularly those that design and manufacture the materials used to build and maintain our rail networks. They verify the safety and quality of systems, standards, and equipment. They also make sure these are designed to ensure the highest level of performance. Process engineers may help to solve production issues, or lead new initiatives that improve rail infrastructure and operations. They must be good communicators, because they need to work closely with a range of stakeholders.

What is the work environment like?

You’ll work in a team of engineers and skilled tradespeople. You might work in an office, designing the next generation of passenger trains. Or you could be in a factory setting up new manufacturing methods. You can find work as a process engineer all around Australia. Most jobs are in cities and towns. Some are in remote areas.

Eligibility & pathways

Process engineers typically complete a university degree with a specialisation in mechanical engineering. Our industry values diverse personal and work experience. Many employers can provide you with opportunities to gain additional qualifications and industry experience to help you succeed.

Current job vacancies

Avenues of Entry
Pay Range
$86,500 - $136,000
Senior level
$141,000 - $203,500
Manager level
$197,500 - $223,000

Salaries may vary outside of these ranges, based on company size and location, level of experience, competence and time in role.