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So, it’s time to think about a job.

Not just another summer job.

One with good starting pay that will grow into a great paycheck.

A job that’s a great place to work.

One with that stuff you don’t care about now…

Benefits.

Because you want to go from your skateboard to a truck…

Fast.

So, it’s time to think about a job.

Not just another summer job.

One with good starting pay that will grow into a great paycheck.

A job that’s a great place to work.

One with that stuff you don’t care about now…

Benefits.

Because you want to go from your skateboard to a truck…

Fast.

What do you know about Manufacturing today?

Anna Sussman, WSJ, Sept. 2016

Steve Norall, Industry Week, 2017

How Certifications Will Help

                                        U.S. Dept. of Commerce

                               AL Dept. of Labor

                                                         National Association of Manufacturers

Deloitte Manufacturing Skills Gap Study, 2015

Among All U.S. Employers:

are having trouble filling jobs.

Most Difficult Jobs to Fill:

TECHNICIANS
SKILLED TRADE WORKERS
PRODUCTION OPERATORS
LABORERS

Industry Week 2017 – What is the Skills Gap and The Impact on Manufacturing and the Economy

Alabama Annual Average Job Openings

Alabama Department of Labor, May 2014

REAL ALABAMA JOBS

Careers in Manufacturing

WELDER

Description: A sure-handed craftsman who uses flame and electricity to fuse metals

Duties: Seal pipes, create metal framework, build everything from boats to aerospace vehicles

Talents: Knowledge of raw metals, read and understand blue prints, artistry, attention to detail, independence

Industries: Transportation from rail to rockets, oil and gas, construction, green energy industries, and more.

Average Wages: $19 / hour

MACHINIST

Description: a person who uses machine tools to make or modify parts with the highest degree of precision.

Duties: Program and operate lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and other machinery to carefully create or modify parts to the finest detail.

Talents: Complex problem solving, mathematics, precision measuring, and an eye for fine detail.

Industries: Aviation, aerospace, transportation, oil and gas, engineering, commercial production and many more.

Average Wages: $21 / hour

CAD DESIGN TECHNICIAN

Description: person who makes detailed technical drawings or plans for machinery, buildings, electronics, infrastructure, sections, etc.

Duties: Drafters use software and manual sketches to convert the designs, plans, and layouts of engineers and architects into a set of technical drawings.

Talents: Strong attention to details, ability to concentrate for extended periods of time, and a drive for perfection.

Industries: Aeronautical drawings, architectural drawings, civil topographical and relief maps, electrical diagrams, process piping layouts, and photovoltaic drawings.

Average Wages: $25 / hour

ELECTRICIAN

Description: a person specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment.

Duties: design, install, and maintain electrical components and infrastructure in everything from cutting edge production facilities to aerospace vehicles.

Talents: Physics, electronics, mechanics, troubleshooting, judgment, and safety.

Industries: Manufacturing production, oil and gas, aerospace, alternative energy and many more.

Average Wages: $21 / hour

MECHATRONICS TECHNICIAN

Description: a person that understands all the parts of the complex world of automated productions and processes.

Duties: research, design, and program in an integration of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.

Talents: Computer programming, system analysis, mathematics, and leadership.

Industries: Automotive, aerospace vehicles, and exploration, commercial production, industrial machinery and defense.

Average Wages: $30 / hour

AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN

Description: Master of technology and critical thinker that automates difficult tasks.

Duties: Install, program, maintain and repair the computer-controlled systems and robotic devices used within industrial and commercial facilities to reduce human intervention and maximize efficiency.

Talents: Computer programming, mechanics, electronic circuits, hydraulics and pneumatics, programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces.

Industries: Automotive, aerospace vehicles, and exploration, commercial production, industrial machinery and defense

Average Wages: $28/ hour

Jason Hoff, President & CEO
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.

 

394,000 manufacturing jobs up for grabs at the end of March 2017 …

(JOLTS) Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, March 2017

Dan Campbell to Anna Wells, Why The Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Serious, IMPO

 

More information on Dream It. Do It. and the MSSC certification program

Report on the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry and the effect it will have on jobs in the coming years.

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The Alabama Community College System brochure on the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician certification.

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Introduction to the Dream It. Do It. program being supported by the Alabama Community College System.

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