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Manufacturing is critical to most industries… from welding to CNC machine operators to robotic engineers to diesel mechanics and more. And the jobs are there for those with the right training and the drive to make it.

If you love working with your hands – or with a computer – a career in manufacturing can help you make it BIG! Learn more about this area's in-demand manufacturing careers.

  • Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products.

  • People in this carrer set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify or repair mechanical instruments.

  • People in this position fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

  • Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

  • Coating Specialists are also known as surface prep technicians. Individuals in these roles set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heattreating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects.

  • CNC and Robotics Operators operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.