Quality Control and Planning Engineers

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


New workers

New workers start around £24,209. Normal pay is £37,323 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,325.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 31,282 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Automation

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Reliability Engineering

  • DevOps

  • Scalability

  • Site Reliability Engineering

  • Auditing

  • Linux

  • C++ (Programming Language)

  • High-Frequency Trading

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Quality Control

  • Reliability

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Quality Assurance

  • Operations

  • Safety Assurance

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.