INDUSTRY:

Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs create new products from raw materials and are typically found in factory, plant, and mill environments across the country.

There are 167 careers in this industry

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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.

  • Average Salary:$33,820
  • Most Common Education:High school

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

  • Average Salary:$67,010
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

  • Average Salary:$53,340
  • Most Common Education:High school

Automotive Engineering Technicians

Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.

  • Average Salary:$56,250
  • Most Common Education:Associate's degree

Biofuels Processing Technicians

Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.

  • Average Salary:$57,100
  • Most Common Education:High school

Biomass Plant Technicians

Control and monitor biomass plant activities and perform maintenance as needed.

  • Average Salary:$57,100
  • Most Common Education:High school

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

  • Average Salary:$31,580
  • Most Common Education:High school

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

  • Average Salary:$34,740
  • Most Common Education:High school

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

  • Average Salary:$40,620
  • Most Common Education:High school

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

  • Average Salary:$48,770
  • Most Common Education:High school