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Quality control and planning engineers

£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£42,120 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

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


Quality control and planning engineers usually possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is achieved. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

What Quality control and planning engineers studied in higher education

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What Quality control and planning engineers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies9
(F2) Materials science1
(A9) Others in medicine & dentistry1
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering16
(F1) Chemistry3
(C8) Psychology2
(J4) Polymers & textiles3
(H4) Aerospace engineering6
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments2
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(D4) Agriculture1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry2
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering4
(K2) Building3
(K1) Architecture1
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified1
(H1) General engineering5
(H2) Civil engineering5
(N5) Marketing1
(B8) Medical technology1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(I3) Software engineering2
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering2
(J7) Biotechnology1
(N6) Human resource management1
(F3) Physics2
(L1) Economics1
(I6) Games1
(N1) Business studies3
(D6) Food & beverage studies4
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)3
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(N2) Management studies1
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering5
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

32500 Workforce Size
3.31% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
6203 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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