What is an Advanced Manufacturing Career?

Virtually all products you can think of that make your life easier, better, safer, and longer–from cell phones to ceiling fans, smoke detectors to quit–smoking patches–come from an advanced manufacturing process.


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75 MILLION
in United States
Baby boomers ready to retire
 U.S. PRODUCTION VALUE
in United States
Small and medium manufacturers account for 40 %
 

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Tooling U
Cleveland, OH

Toolingu.com is the leading online training provider focused on the unique needs of manufacturers. Our roots are in manufacturing, and our business started by recognizing the industry's specific needs. While some may report that "manufacturing is dead," or that "all the jobs are overseas," we recognize instead that manufacturing faces a challenge. Today's manufacturers are ready to compete, but to do so successfully, they need the right people, and they need the right knowledge.

 
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PROFILED CAREER

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers

Technology: Machining & Metal Processing, Forming and Fabrication, Equipment and Machinery

Machinists are highly skilled operators of machine tools used to make metal parts. Machinists can make just about anything out of metal. They follow blueprints, sketches or specific dimensions to make or repair machines, metal pieces and tools. Skilled crafts include tool and die maker, maintenance machinist, marine machinist, hydro-electric maintenance machinist and general machinist. (Source: http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/files/pubs/appcat.pdf - page 42) The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an Occupational Outlook Handbook online at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm#tab-2)

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