Find your fit

Match your skills and talents with today's most in-demand manufacturing jobs

Find your fit

Match your skills and talents with today's most in-demand manufacturing jobs

Do what you love. Love what you do.

Not only does manufacturing provide many foot-in-the-door opportunities, but there are countless areas from which you can choose. From aerospace and food production to textiles and pharmaceuticals, there’s a manufacturing career that fits your passion.

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Robotics Engineer

Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.

Robotics Technician

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.


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Electrical Engineer

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, or electromechanical equipment. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

Industrial Engineer

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Machine Mechanic

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.

Maintenance Technician

Keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.


See where these jobs fit in Machining career pathways

CNC Machine Operator

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.

CNC Programmer

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.

Machine Operator

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.


Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments.

Manufacturing Engineer

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.


See where these jobs fit in welding career pathways


Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.


Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.


Chemical Technician

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products and more.


Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

See where this position fits into Industrial Maintenance and Machining career pathways

Engineering Technician

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff.

See where this position fits into three career pathways

Frontline Supervisor

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.

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Mechanical Engineer

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Metal Extruder

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.


Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.

Production Clerk

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule.

Production Manager

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule.

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Production Technician

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule.

Quality Inspector

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

Sales Representative

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least two years of postsecondary education.

Shipping Clerk

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

Tool and Die Maker

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools.

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