Advanced Manufacturing Job Shadowing

One great way to learn about advanced manufacturing careers is to job shadow a successful professional. Working professionals are excellent career mentors who share their knowledge and leadership skills for a day or more! Think about your career interest and the organizations in your area. The resource links on this page provide helpful information for both teachers and students. Visit an area below to investigate job shadowing and learn how to get started.



Students! There’s one more thing. Ask your job shadow mentor if they would be a CareerME profiled professional. To find out more about this special program, ask


Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation
Dearborn, MI

The SME Education Foundation is committed to giving the next generation the proficiency they need to be successful in a world of unprecedented technological change and global competition.

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Robotics Engineer

Technology: Product and Process Design, Equipment and Machinery, Automated Manufacturing & Assembly

Robotics engineers design robots, maintain them, develop new applications for them, and conduct research to expand the potential of robotics. This is a rapidly developing field, with advances in computing constantly opening up new possibilities for robotics applications. (Image from Lake Superior State University's website, Robotics & Automation Lab).

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