The Most Popular Manufacturing Jobs

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<ol><li> 1. According to a recent CNBC report, the manufacturing sector employs around 12 million Americans.1 These 12 million individuals, who collectively form the backbone of the most productive zone of our economic system, are spread across a wide variety of occupations. Let's take a look at the most popular occupations associated with manufacturing. </li><li> 2. A machinist is trained to craft precision parts with the use of machine tools such as lathes, grinders, and milling machines. A high degree of expertise is needed to ensure that manufactured parts are produced according to exact specifications. The median pay for a machinist is $40,910/year (2012).2 </li><li> 3. A quality control (QC) inspector examines manufactured parts for defects that might compromise their functionality or structural integrity. This position is found in a wide range of industries. The median pay for a quality control inspector is $34,460/year (2012).2 </li><li> 4. These individuals are responsible for operating machines that transport heavy pallets and other materials around a site. The forklift is the machine most commonly associated with this occupation. The median pay for a material moving machine operator is $31,530 per year (2012).2 </li><li> 5. Sometimes called a production supervisor, these persons are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functioning of a manufacturing plant, ensuring that all elements of the production chain are working properly. Theyre also responsible for developing the production plan that the facility operates under. The median salary for this occupation is $89,190/year (2012).2 </li><li> 6. To ensure that personnel remain safe from avoidable dangers, it's important to develop rules and procedures that will minimize the risk of onsite injury. A health and safety engineer is the person responsible for this. To accomplish this task, they typically draw upon a wide range of relevant knowledge, from health to engineering. The median salary for a health and safety engineer is $76,830/year (2012).2 </li><li> 7. Simply put, mechanical engineers make thingsthey design everything from tiny parts found in cell phones to large machinery that operate in factories. You will need a bachelor's degree at minimum; some advanced positions require a graduate degree. The median salary of a mechanical engineer is $80,580/year (2012).2 </li><li> 8. How does a companys product get delivered to consumers? That's the job of a logistician they oversee shipping, warehousing, and distribution functions so everything is in the right place at the right time. The median salary of a logistician is $72,780/year (2012).2 </li><li> 9. Prudential Overall Supply has been providing reusable work uniforms and other textile products to businesses for over 80 years. With 30 locations in ten U.S. states and Puerto Rico, Prudential services over 26,000 businesses. It is the first industrial laundry chain in the world to earn Clean Green certification through the TRSA, which recognized its conscientiousness about natural resources and a commitment to sustainability. For more details, visit www.prudentialuniforms.com. </li></ol>

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