While many manufacturing jobs are being outsourced overseas, the manufacturing industry is still seeking skilled employees in the United States. The automotive, retail, food, cosmetic, textile, paper, and technology sectors are just a few in which manufacturing positions need to be filled. Manufacturing jobs are located in factories, plants, and mills, but also in the laboratory, where research and development happens. Plants make big news when they announce new facilities in small towns and large cities, all of which opens more opportunity for entry-level, managerial, and executive positions in the world of manufacturing.
Sample manufacturing jobs and salaries (according to May 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics data) include:
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers: Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. These manufacturing workers may use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment. Median annual salary: $34,040.
Machinists: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Precision instrument makers may also fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments or fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. Median annual salary: $39,220.
Production worker helpers: Assist production workers by performing low-skill duties such as supplying or holding materials or tools and cleaning work area and equipment. Median annual salary: $22,520.
Purchasing agents: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment, and purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Median annual salary: $57,580.
Team assemblers: Work as part of a team that has responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. Team assemblers may also be team leaders who work as part of the team and participate in making management decisions affecting the job. Median annual salary: $27,490.
Northwest Insurance Brokers – Chicago, IL
Insurance Sales Associate needed at Northwest Insurance Brokers, downtown Chicago. No insurance experience required.
Red Rock Financial Group – Tucson, AZ
Red Rock Financial Group, Inc. is growing and we have immediate career opportunities available for licensed producers and regional managers that have a...
Revolve Solar – Vacaville, CA
Revolve Solar is a smart, dynamic, fast-paced and open-minded group committed to speeding the evolution of solar energy in our communities. The team brings a...
Revolve Solar – Austin, TX
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Install and ensure successful operation of finished system. Work with team leads and other team members to ensure a safe,...
Venezia Transport – Souderton, PA
Venezia Transport is Hiring Local CDL-A Bulk Truck Drivers! Venezia has Local Dry Bulk positions available out of your area. These drivers will be hauling...
Join a group of talented and experienced nurses who bring healthcare and comfort to families. AseraCare is hiring registered nurses with experience to work full-time in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Through One Touch Direct, Verizon Wireless is seeking an inside sales representative in Tampa, Fla., for a full-time job at the call center.
Give your automotive career a tune up by applying for a technician position at World Volkswagen of Toms River in New Jersey.
Comcast, a global media and technology company, is hiring direct sales representatives in locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Retail Merchandising Solutions, Inc., a growing national merchandising company, is hiring professional merchandisers for part-time work in San Francisco.
A new study projects that 1 in 2 Americans will be self-employed freelancers by 2020.
First impressions can set the tone for how quickly you can rise in the ranks, so here are some common mistakes for new hires to avoid.
By applying some Disney vacation strategies to your job search, it could be just the sprinkle of magic you need to make your (career) wishes come true.
In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33 percent claimed they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone. Fail to do one of these six things on a job interview and your time may be up quick!
If you're looking for a new career in 2014, consider your skills and interests, and go where the jobs are (Hint: IT and health care are excellent bets!).