The manufacturing industry is diverse and exciting. If you are looking for a new challenge or thinking of making a career move, the manufacturing industry could be just what you are looking for.

Here are five of the top high paying manufacturing jobs in the UK right now (please note that the below figures are intended as a guide only).

Quality Manger (£25,000 – £53,000, Annually)

The role of a quality manager within a manufacturing environment is to inspect products at the final stage to ensure that they are built to the standard that the customer and company expect. This role is essential within a manufacturing facility as products that are not up to the quality standards or are not fit for purpose will damage the company’s reputation and cost money to resolve.

Quality Controllers/Managers need to have an extremely keen eye for detail and a full understanding of the production procedure.

A Quality Manager will also be responsible for logging any issues found and keeping detailed documentation and reports.

This is a high paying manufacturing job as it is high-pressure and carries a lot of responsibility.

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Manufacturing/Production Manager (£25,000 – £50,000, Annually)

Production Managers are responsible for the day-to-day technical management of production staff and manufacturing operations.

This role will involve creating and planning production schedules, ensuring health and safety regulations are met, organising training sessions & overseeing production processes.

A Production Manager will work alongside senior management to ensure that production and manufacturing are always running as efficiently as possible.

This a high paying manufacturing job role as it is performance driven and high-pressure. This role would be well suited for an organised and motivated individual.

Manufacturing Engineer (up to £21,000 – £42,000, Annually)

A manufacturing engineer’s job is to evaluate the manufacturing process and look for ways to improve the current procedures.

It will usually be the engineer’s responsibility to maintain the upkeep of equipment and machinery by coordinating maintenance and repair services.

A Manufacturing Engineer will be expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of the manufacturing procedure.

This role is a natural progression for somebody who has been working with the machinery and equipment for a long time.

A Manufacturing Engineer is a high paying manufacturing job as their role is to keep the equipment and machinery running, manage repairs and look for ways to streamline procedures to improve output and production quality.

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CNC Programmer (£19,000 – £35,000, Annually)

CNC Programming is a high paying and technical manufacturing job. A CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Programmer’s job is to read and interpret blueprints and then set up their machines to produce them.

A CNC programmer needs to have an understanding of CAD software to view and manipulate blueprints. The CNC Programmer will then transfer this knowledge into CAM software to write formula and pathing for the CNC machines.

CNC programming is a highly paid manufacturing job as it requires a lot of technical knowledge. This role is usually a natural progression for a CNC Machinist with experience and training on the company’s equipment.

CNC Machinist (£15,000 – £35,000, Annually)

A CNC Machinist’s role is to prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding and milling.

A CNC Machinist must have an understanding of the task at hand and be able to operate the equipment safely and efficiently.

Depending on the size of the company it may also fall under the machinist’s responsibility to program the CNC equipment.

This role scales up usually dependant on experience, however, it is a very good entry role into more technical positions such as CNC Programming and Manufacturing Engineer roles.

Although a CNC Machinist’s salary can vary based on experience and company size, the role is a window into other very highly paid manufacturing jobs.

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The figures quoted in this post are averages in 2019 based on information gathered from these numbers and roles will vary based on company and industry.