With the new presidential administration and an increased interest in American-made goods, there is no shortage of the many types of manufacturing jobs available to workers. Manufacturing jobs can be found in almost any industry, from automobiles, tools, and aviation to computers and beyond. The different types of manufacturing jobs available to you vary based on your experience and skillset. Fear not – Staff Force can help you land your next job.
Here is a brief overview of what to expect from several types of manufacturing job titles you may come across in your search.
Assembly jobs can vary from welding to general assembly line work. As an assembler, you will typically piece together individual parts to create a finished piece. If you’ve ever put together furniture or built a backyard swing–set, you’ve had some experience doing assembly. While most of these jobs require a high school diploma or specialized training, they generally offer some on-the-job training as well.
These types of manufacturing jobs can be the starting point for your career in manufacturing. From here, you can move into many other positions such as a machinist or operator, quality control, or management.
Machinist / Operator
A machinist or operator is a manufacturing job that will have you working with specific machines. As a result of technological advancement, many of these machines are now computer numerically controlled (CNC). For this type of manufacturing job, experience with computers is a must. You will likely also need the ability to read schematics and blueprints, in addition to loading and unloading necessary materials safely into and out of the machine.
Not all machines are CNC, however. Often, these types of manufacturing jobs use manual machines that require a working knowledge of the machine and a keen eye for detail. Depending on your skillset and what you would like to pursue, working with manual machines might be a step in the right direction.
Quality control involves inspecting and testing pieces to make sure they adhere to the company’s quality standards. These roles often use specific testing tools to ensure processes and results are up to standard. Quality control is a specialized kind of manufacturing job. Not only does it take knowledge of the standards to which products are being built, but also the ability to use the testing tools and make important judgements.
Managers keep everything on track. They often handle scheduling, production, and, of course, people. It takes a few years of experience, dedication, hard work, and specialized knowledge to become the go-to person in a manufacturing facility. These types of manufacturing jobs keep the facility moving and require expertise. This is one of the higher levels you can reach in manufacturing.
If you’re looking to get into any type of manufacturing job or to make a move to another company, Staff Force can help. We specialize in helping qualified candidates find the best fit for their careers.
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