Manufacturing Job Positions

Industrial Production Managers Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing... Learn More
Quality Control Systems Managers Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and... Learn More
Geothermal Production Managers Manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal... Learn More
Biofuels Production Managers Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant... Learn More
Biomass Power Plant Managers Manage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant,... Learn More
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators Direct daily operations, maintenance, or repair of landfill gas projects, including maintenance... Learn More
Hydroelectric Production Managers Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor... Learn More
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as... Learn More
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as... Learn More
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers Wind wire coils used in electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, and in... Learn More
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment... Learn More
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros,... Learn More
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used... Learn More
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products. Learn More
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts,... Learn More
Team Assemblers Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a... Learn More
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters Perform precision assembling, adjusting, or calibrating, within narrow tolerances, of timing... Learn More
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other All assemblers and fabricators not listed separately. Learn More
Bakers Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked... Learn More
Butchers and Meat Cutters Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments. Learn More
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers Use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood. Learn More
Slaughterers and Meat Packers Work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions... Learn More
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens,... Learn More
Food Batchmakers Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food... Learn More
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure... Learn More
Food Processing Workers, All Other All food processing workers not listed separately. Learn More
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal... Learn More
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic... Learn More
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes,... Learn More
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts. Learn More
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls,... Learn More
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or... Learn More
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or... Learn More
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from... Learn More
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or... Learn More
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile... Learn More
Machinists Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.... Learn More
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders Operate or tend furnaces, such as gas, oil, coal, electric-arc or electric induction,... Learn More
Pourers and Casters, Metal Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to... Learn More
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to... Learn More
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic Lay out, machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core... Learn More
Foundry Mold and Coremakers Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries. Learn More
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or... Learn More
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot. Learn More
Tool and Die Makers Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and... Learn More
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal... Learn More
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes,... Learn More
Solderers and Brazers Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron,... Learn More
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze,... Learn More
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening... Learn More
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets,... Learn More
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with... Learn More
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners Perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects. Learn More
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately. Learn More
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household... Learn More
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Press or shape articles by hand or machine. Learn More
Sewing Machine Operators Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing... Learn More
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and... Learn More
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts. Learn More
Sewers, Hand Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items.... Learn More
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments. Learn More
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass... Learn More
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles. Learn More
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Learn More
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver,... Learn More
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic... Learn More
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut... Learn More
Upholsterers Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles. Learn More
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other All textile, apparel, and furnishings workers not listed separately. Learn More
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines,... Learn More
Furniture Finishers Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to... Learn More
Model Makers, Wood Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and... Learn More
Patternmakers, Wood Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for... Learn More
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers. Learn More
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers,... Learn More
Woodworkers, All Other All woodworkers not listed separately. Learn More
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of... Learn More
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens;... Learn More
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass,... Learn More
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood,... Learn More
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids,... Learn More
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as... Learn More
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork,... Learn More
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber... Learn More
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment.... Learn More
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined,... Learn More
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or... Learn More
Jewelers Fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items. Learn More
Gem and Diamond Workers Fabricate, finish, or evaluate the quality of gems and diamonds used in jewelry or industrial... Learn More
Precious Metal Workers Cast, anneal, solder, hammer, or shape gold, silver, pewter or other metals to form jewelry or... Learn More
Dental Laboratory Technicians Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances. Learn More
Medical Appliance Technicians Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and... Learn More
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble... Learn More
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment.... Learn More
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including... Learn More
Painters, Transportation Equipment Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as... Learn More
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers Paint, coat, or decorate articles such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys,... Learn More
Semiconductor Processors Perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors:... Learn More
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital... Learn More
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to... Learn More
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin... Learn More
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders Operate or tend equipment, such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and... Learn More
Etchers and Engravers Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit... Learn More
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and... Learn More
Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns. Learn More
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers Shape molten glass according to patterns. Learn More
Potters, Manufacturing Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter's wheel to process clay... Learn More
Molding and Casting Workers Perform a variety of duties such as mixing materials, assembling mold parts, filling molds, and... Learn More
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as... Learn More
Tire Builders Operate machines to build tires. Learn More
Helpers--Production Workers Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or... Learn More
Production Workers, All Other All production workers not listed separately. Learn More
Recycling and Reclamation Workers Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances.... Learn More