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Careers in Manufacturing

146 careers found

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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
Run machines that use adhesives to join items together; for example, gluing paper.
Aerospace Engineering Technicians
Operate, install, and maintain equipment that tracks air and space vehicles.
Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, and install parts of aircraft.
Biofuels Processing Technicians
Work on various parts of the production of biofuels, such as ethanol.
Biomass Plant Technicians
Monitor the production of energy from biomass sources.
Butchers and Meat Cutters
Cut or prepare portions of meat to sell in stores.
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Build wooden objects such as cabinets or furniture.
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
Fix cameras and other photographic equipment.
Chemical Equipment Operators
Operate equipment to control chemical changes or reactions during a production process.
Chemical Plant and System Operators
Control entire chemical processes through a system of machines.
Chemical Technicians
Work in labs and assist with analyzing chemicals and other substances.
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators
Operate machines that wash products.
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
Operate machines to coat or paint a variety of products.
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
Wind wire coils used in electrical components and instruments.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
Develop programs to control the processing of metal or plastic parts by machines.
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
Repair, maintain, or install office equipment.
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Operate computer-controlled machines to perform functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators
Operate equipment used to cool or freeze products.
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
Operate machines that crush, grind, or polish materials like coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
Operate or tend machines that cut or slice materials.
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
Operate machines to saw, punch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Create crowns, bridges, dentures, and other dental prosthetics.
Drafters, All Others
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
Operate machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic pieces.
Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
Electrical Engineering Technologists
Assist electrical engineers in a variety of activities.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory to design or build electrical equipment.
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Assemble or change electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers.
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Prepare diagrams that are used to create, install, or repair electrical equipment.
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as transmitters or antennas.
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits.
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
Assist electromechanical engineers in a variety of activities.
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Assemble electromechanical equipment or devices.
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
Install or repair home electronic equipment such as televisions, stereos, or video systems.
Electronics Engineering Technologists
Assist electronics engineers in a variety of activities.
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Construct, put together, or rebuild all types of machines.
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Etchers and Engravers
Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials.
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
Operate machines to push thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, or structural shapes.
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
Operate machines to shape and form products like glassware, food, wax, brick, or cosmetics.
Fabric Menders
Repair tears or other defects in fabric.
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Make precision fabric patterns.
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form a variety of products.
Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators
Operate roasting, baking, or drying equipment.
Food Batchmakers
Set up and operate equipment that mixes food ingredients.
Food Cooking Machine Operators
Operate or tend cooking equipment.
Forging Machine Operators
Operate forging machines to shape or form metal or plastic parts.
Foundry Mold and Coremakers
Make wax molds that are used to produce metal castings in foundries.
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators
Operate specialized heating equipment.
Furniture Finishers
Shape and re-finish damaged or worn furniture, or finish new furniture.
Gas Plant Operators
Distribute or process gas for utility companies.
Geothermal Technicians
Install or maintain geothermal (ground source heat) systems.
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
Operate grinding tools that remove extra material from surfaces, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
Use hand tools to cut and trim items like carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.
Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
Grind, sand, or polish materials using hand tools.
Hand Sewers
Sew products with a needle and thread.
Heat Treating Equipment Operators
Operate heating equipment, such as furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment.
Home Appliance Repairers
Install and fix all types of household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Monitor activities involved in hydropower generation.
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Help industrial engineers to design processes to make better use of resources at work sites.
Industrial Engineering Technologists
Assist industrial engineers in a variety of activities.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Repair, install, or adjust manufacturing equipment.
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Look for defects or problems in raw or manufactured materials.
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Design, create, or repair jewelry.
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
Operate lathe and turning machines in production processes.
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Repair and open locks and make keys.
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Move materials on or off machines.
Machinery Maintenance Workers
Perform routine maintenance on machinery.
Machinists
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts.
Maintenance and Repair Workers
Use tools to repair a variety of appliances and equipment.
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Work to ensure effective manufacturing processes.
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Set up and test manufacturing equipment with specialized technologies.
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
Use hand tools to cut or trim meat, poultry, or seafood.
Mechanical Drafters
Prepare diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices.
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Apply principles of mechanical engineering to help to develop machinery.
Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Assist mechanical engineers with various tasks and activities.
Medical Appliance Technicians
Construct, fit, or repair medical devices such as braces or prosthetics.
Medical Equipment Repairers
Adjust or fix medical equipment.
Metal Pourers and Casters
Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to regulate the flow of molten metal.
Metal and Plastic Layout Workers
Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic work pieces.
Metal and Plastic Model Makers
Operate machines to make working models of metal or plastic objects.
Metal and Plastic Patternmakers
Lay out and fit parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns.
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators
Operate furnaces to melt or refine metal.
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians
Monitor and maintain components of landfill gas collection systems.
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
Operate milling or planing machines.
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
Operate machines that mix or blend materials.
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
Mold, shape, or form products such as food, figurines, or candles.
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
Operate metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines.
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
Operate more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool.
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Repair all types of instruments.
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
Operate equipment to produce or test materials at the molecular level.
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Create processes to produce materials or devices, working on an atomic or molecular scale.
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
Test the safety of various types of structures using x-ray, ultrasound, or fiber optic equipment.
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Operate or control nuclear reactors.
Nuclear Technicians
Assist physicists, engineers, or other scientists with nuclear testing or research.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Cut, grind, or polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other eyewear.
Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics
Maintain and repair small engines, such as those in chain saws, lawn mowers, and similar equipment.
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
Operate machines to prepare products for shipment.
Painting and Decorating Workers
Paint or decorate articles such as glass, pottery, jewelry, or books.
Paper Goods Machine Operators
Operate paper goods machines.
Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators
Operate systems that refine petroleum.
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Develop photos from film or digital media.
Photonics Technicians
Build, install, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment.
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
Operate plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with protective or decorative materials.
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.
Power Plant Operators
Operate machinery to generate electric power.
Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electrical and Electronics Repairers
Inspect and maintain electrical equipment in power generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
Repair small and large machinery.
Production Helpers
Help workers on the production floor.
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Coordinate the flow of work and materials between departments, following a production schedule.
Purchasing Agents
Purchase all the goods and services that are needed to run an operation.
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
Repair, install, or maintain equipment used in radio transmission or other communications.
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment in order to keep records.
Recycling and Reclamation Workers
Prepare and sort material for recycling.
Robotics Technicians
Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
Rolling Machine Operators
Operate machines to roll steel or plastic.
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
Install or repair security and fire alarm equipment.
Semiconductor Processors
Perform a variety of different duties during the production of electronic semiconductors.
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
Operate machines that separate, filter, and perform other processes on materials.
Sewing Machine Operators
Operate sewing machines to make clothes or other products.
Shoe Machine Operators
Operate a variety of machines that produce shoes.
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
Make or repair leather products.
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Perform slaughtering and meat-packing tasks.
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Directly supervise the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers.
Synthetic and Glass Fiber Extruding and Forming Machine Operators
Operate or tend machines that form continuous filaments from synthetic materials.
Team Assemblers
Work as part of a team to put together an entire product.
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators
Operate machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles.
Textile Cutting Machine Operators
Operate machines that cut textiles.
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Operators
Operate machines that knit, loop, or weave textiles.
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Operators
Operate machines that wind or twist textiles.
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
Perform precision assembling, adjusting, or calibrating of devices.
Tire Builders
Operate machines that build tires.
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
Smooth, sharpen, polish, or grind metal objects.
Tool and Die Makers
Make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.
Transportation Equipment Painters
Operate machines to paint transportation equipment.
Upholsterers
Make, repair, or replace upholstery.
Vending and Amusement Machine Repairers
Install or repair vending and amusement machines.
Watch Repairers
Repair, clean, and adjust watches and clocks.
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Weld or join metal pieces together using hand-welding, flame-cutting, or brazing tools.
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
Operate welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots.
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Inspect, adjust, or repair wind turbines.
Wood Model Makers
Make full-size and small wooden models of products.
Wood Patternmakers
Construct wooden patterns used for forming sand molds for castings.
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
Operate wood sawing machines.
Woodworking Machine Operators
Operate woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, sanders, planers, or nailing machines.