'Making it' isn't our aspiration. It's our job.

Make more than just a living wage. Manufacturing careers offer greater pay, benefits and stability than most other careers.

Make more than just a living wage

From 3-D printing to next-gen robotics, today’s manufacturers are pushing the envelope of what’s possible and building the future before our very eyes. More importantly, manufacturing jobs offer competitive pay, stable benefits, opportunities for regular pay increases, profit sharing and career advancement.

Job Categories:

Machining – Setup, operate, and monitor machines, including computer-controlled machines or robots, to work on metal or plastic work pieces.

Production & assembly – Fabricate parts and join them together to construct products like electronics, aircraft, automobiles, and household appliances.

Maintenance, repair & installation – Install machines and equipment and routinely inspect and maintain equipment, ensuring machines in the facility run smoothly.

Engineering – Research, develop and create parts or products; analyze manufacturing processes to discover and test where and how production can be made more efficient and reliable.

Logistics & planning – Manage the distribution processes within a single company or manage a supply chain, which encompasses all the companies manufacturing parts for the product, assembling it, delivering it, and/or selling it. Interact with other departments, including finance, sales and marketing, operations management, and with suppliers and customers.

Quality – Maintain the integrity of products or production processes through observation, evaluation and testing. Inspect components or final products before, during, and after manufacturing processes to ensure products are working as intended and safe to sell. Work with production staff to find problems and take corrective action.

Welding and fabrication – Join materials, including metals and thermoplastics, using heat and energy sources such as gas flame, electric arc, or laser. Build metal structures by bending, cutting, and assembling pieces.

View a listing of all Job Descriptions here.

Traditional Industries Continue To Be Ohio's Manufacturing Job Producers

Manufacturing Industry Number of Jobs (2018) Number of Jobs (2017) Number of Jobs (2016)
Durable Goods
Transportation Equipment 126,300 124,500 125,300
Fabricated Metal Products 99,900 99,000 98,100
Machinery 78,500 77,800 76,900
Primary Metal 36,000 35,900 36,800
Nonmetallic Mineral Products 26,400 27,200 27,100
Electrical Equipment & Appliances 26,900 26,800 27,400
Computer & Electronic Products 20,400 20,300 20,500
Furniture & Related Products 16,100 16,100 15,500
NonDurable Goods
Food Manufacturing 61,100 60,700 60,000
Plastics & Rubber Products 57,600 57,400 56,700
Chemical Manufacturing 45,100 44,500 44,300
Printing & Related Support Activities 21,300 21,600 21,600