$42,824 - 52,483
Tool and die makers use computer animated design (CAD) software to create blueprints that help build actual tools and die. They analyze those specifications, lay out metal stock, assemble parts to create and maintain tools and dies.
$30,177 - $38,488
Forklift operators operate heavy equipment to load and unload materials in a safe, organized manner. Operators may be required to transport goods from warehouses, loading docks, railroad cars, trucks or aircrafts. They also perform daily safety checks on equipment and examine products to verify they are up to the company’s quality standards.
$43,161 - $76,863
Product sales representatives establish and maintain customer accounts to encourage long-term, satisfied business. In addition to generating and maximizing sales leads, sales representatives excel at working independently to assess the needs of customers and fulfill those expectations in a timely manner.
$31,517 - $42,127
Quality control technician ensure the consistent and high-quality products by evaluating plants, recording data, and following legal regulations throughout the development and manufacturing processes. Their work creates an efficient and cost effective product in addition to maintaining a safe working environment.
$44,479 - $61,512
Industrial designers draw up plans for everything from bicycles to the latest advancements in medical equipment. Working in the field requires strong computer skills. Three-dimensional computer animated design (CAD) systems are used to transform drawings into models. Computer animated industrial design (CAID) systems are used to communicate with production machinery.
$38,203 - $50,005
Machinists fashion all kinds of products and parts out of metal. They are skilled operators of industrial machinery responsible for fabrication, assembly and repair work. Pay ranges for machinists vary, and pay increases as one moves up to machinists II, machinist III, and managerial positions.
$36,038 - 50,490
Welders use hands-on welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. They might operate safety equipment, examine pieces for defects, and select and install metal components like torches, torch tips, filler rods and flux.
$85,254 - $125,701
Production managers help make the best use of the people and equipment in a plant. They monitor budgets, safety programs, purchasing and schedules. They can use technologies like sensors, predictive analytics and wearable devices to consistently—and in real time—optimize plant operations.