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


National Center for Manufacturing Education
Dayton, OH

The NCME serves as a source of materials, support services, and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

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Industrial Engineer

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

Industrial Engineers figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities. This is why many industrial engineers end up being promoted into management positions. Many people are misled by the term industrial engineer. It's not just about manufacturing. It also covers service industries, with many IEs employed in entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and health care organizations. (Image source from Sports Dual Time Watch product)

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