Manufacturing

Are you good working with your hands? Can you figure out how a machine works?
By Stephen Oloh | Sep 13, 2022
Manufacturing
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Careers in manufacturing are related to the creation of products from raw materials or components. These jobs are usually in a factory, plant or mill.

Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.

Other manufacturing workers install or repair products. For example, you might install refrigerators or washers, repair plumping in commercial buildings, or diagnose engine problems in cars and trucks

Many of manufacturing jobs fall into the category called “new collar” jobs; jobs that fall in-between professional careers and trade work. These jobs often combine technical skills with a knowledge base rooted in higher education.

Jobs in Manufacturing

  • Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Bakers
  • Boilermakers
  • Butchers
  • Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Food and Tobacco Processing Workers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Machinery Maintenance Workers
  • Millwrights
  • Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
  • Machinists and Tool and Die Makers
  • Metal and Plastic Machine Workers
  • Painting and Coating Workers
  • Plumbers
  • Pipefitters
  • Steamfitters
  • Power Plant Operators
  • Distributors
  • Dispatchers
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Boiler Operators
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
  • Welders
  • Cutters
  • Solderers
  • Brazers
  • Woodworkers
Stephen Oloh
Digital nomad. Founding and leading teams to build innovative mission-driven products across board.