The Most Popular Manufacturing Jobs

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<ul><li><p>According to a recent CNBC report, the manufacturing sector employs around 12 million </p><p>Americans.1 These 12 million individuals, who collectively form the backbone of the most </p><p>productive zone of our economic system, are spread across a wide variety of occupations. </p><p>Let's take a look at the most popular occupations associated with manufacturing. </p></li><li><p> A machinist is trained to </p><p>craft precision parts with </p><p>the use of machine tools </p><p>such as lathes, grinders, </p><p>and milling machines. A </p><p>high degree of expertise </p><p>is needed to ensure that </p><p>manufactured parts are </p><p>produced according to </p><p>exact specifications. </p><p> The median pay for a </p><p>machinist is $40,910/year </p><p>(2012).2 </p></li><li><p> A quality control (QC) </p><p>inspector examines </p><p>manufactured parts for </p><p>defects that might </p><p>compromise their </p><p>functionality or structural </p><p>integrity. This position is </p><p>found in a wide range of </p><p>industries. </p><p> The median pay for a </p><p>quality control inspector is </p><p>$34,460/year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p> These individuals are responsible </p><p>for operating machines that </p><p>transport heavy pallets and other </p><p>materials around a site. The </p><p>forklift is the machine most </p><p>commonly associated with this </p><p>occupation. </p><p> The median pay for a material </p><p>moving machine operator is </p><p>$31,530 per year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p> Sometimes called a production supervisor, </p><p>these persons are responsible for </p><p>overseeing the day-to-day functioning of a </p><p>manufacturing plant, ensuring that all </p><p>elements of the production chain are </p><p>working properly. Theyre also responsible </p><p>for developing the production plan that </p><p>the facility operates under. </p><p> The median salary for this occupation is </p><p>$89,190/year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p> To ensure that personnel remain safe </p><p>from avoidable dangers, it's important to </p><p>develop rules and procedures that will </p><p>minimize the risk of onsite injury. A </p><p>health and safety engineer is the person </p><p>responsible for this. </p><p> To accomplish this task, they typically </p><p>draw upon a wide range of relevant </p><p>knowledge, from health to engineering. </p><p> The median salary for a health and </p><p>safety engineer is $76,830/year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p> Simply put, mechanical engineers </p><p>make thingsthey design </p><p>everything from tiny parts found in </p><p>cell phones to large machinery that </p><p>operate in factories. </p><p> You will need a bachelor's degree at </p><p>minimum; some advanced positions </p><p>require a graduate degree. </p><p> The median salary of a mechanical </p><p>engineer is $80,580/year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p> How does a companys </p><p>product get delivered to </p><p>consumers? That's the </p><p>job of a logistician</p><p>they oversee shipping, </p><p>warehousing, and </p><p>distribution functions so </p><p>everything is in the right </p><p>place at the right time. </p><p> The median salary of a </p><p>logistician is </p><p>$72,780/year (2012).2 </p></li><li><p>Prudential Overall Supply has been providing reusable work uniforms and other textile </p><p>products to businesses for over 80 years. With 30 locations in ten U.S. states and </p><p>Puerto Rico, Prudential services over 26,000 businesses. It is the first industrial laundry </p><p>chain in the world to earn Clean Green certification through the TRSA, which </p><p>recognized its conscientiousness about natural resources and a commitment to </p><p>sustainability. For more details, visit www.prudentialuniforms.com. </p></li></ul>