Advanced or Integrated Manufacturing
Advanced or integrated manufacturing is an exciting field that invents and creates the products that people need and want. It includes such things as robotics, computers, automation controls, CNC machining and welding technologies. In addition, composites and plastic injection molding are important to the world of advanced manufacturing. Training and certifying at different levels of advanced manufacturing means you can take a product from concept to design. You could transform a piece of titanium into an artificial hip, create the next-generation of snowboards, or use composites materials to build lifesaving drones.
Electronics Assembly Technician
An electronics assembly technician also known as a fabricator, mounts, connects, assembles and secures parts and components of electronic equipment. The assembler works behind the scenes to bring together the pieces of equipment we use every day, such as computers, electronic devices, toys, engines, and even electric guitars used by Carlos Santana, the Allman Brothers, and Sir Paul McCartney! Technician levels range from basic assembly, electrical component integration, and final inspection/quality control.
Welding makes a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars, we drive to the houses we live in, the welding industry is constantly shaping our world. Welding also makes an impact on our nation’s economy. Half of our total gross national product is comprised of welding related labor, products, and services. The welding industry offers a wide variety of dynamic and challenging careers. Underwater welders are needed on offshore oil rigs. Welder-operators use automated welding systems to manufacture cars. Structural welders help to construct skyscrapers and bridges. In addition to welders, other professionals such as certified inspectors and engineers rely on welding to do their jobs. Without these professionals, our country would fall apart (literally!)
Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is a method used to perform a wide range of manufacturing tasks, which are all carried out by computerized devices. With the help of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Machining (CAM) in the late 1970s, CNC machines replaced the old-school manual machines. CNC machine operators work in a wide variety of fields. People from all different pursuits, such as hobbyists and even military groups, take advantage of the cost savings accrued by using CNC machines to turn raw materials into final products. CNC machining is taking a very exciting, technology-driven turn in today’s manufacturing industry. Using metal, wood, plastic and several other raw materials, you will be able to construct numerous items from scratch by programming a computer and having a basic understanding of geometric patterns
Related Manufacturing Jobs: Logistics, Warehouse Order Selection, and Shipping (LWS)
Warehouses are key to manufacturing supply chains, especially in consumer and retail products. LWS workers are like a conductor for an orchestra—bringing every instrument together to make sure manufacturers get their products to end users as quickly as possible. They work with computerized receiving, inventory, and shipping systems; operate automated equipment such as forklifts, conveyor belts, rail cars, and high stackers; and manage relationships with customers and other employers. Salaries range from $14.00/hr. for entry level basic work to $33.00/hr. for trained technicians. Utah’s Associated Foods is one of the country’s largest warehouse organizations making sure that grocery products manufactured in Utah get to retail stores throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Click the link to find out more about working at Associated Foods.
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