BUSINESS

You like to work with your hands and your brain to build and fix things. You are happiest when you are in action, seeing the results of your work as you turn nothing into something.

CAREERS FOR
HANDS ON

 

Production

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams of metal products.

Assemblers and Fabricators

assemble finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, ships, boats, toys, electronic devices, control panels, and more.

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers

set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

Metal and Plastic Machine Workers

set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces.

Painting and Coating Workers

paint and coat a wide range of products, often with machines.

Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers

control stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or for industrial purposes.

Quality Control Inspectors / Non-Destructive Testing

examine products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

control stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or for industrial purposes.

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

Woodworkers

manufacture a variety of products such as cabinets and furniture, using wood, veneers, and laminates. 

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

transport goods from one location to another.

Material Moving Machine Operators / Forklift Drivers

use machinery to transport various objects.

General Maintenance and Repair Workers

fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Machinery Maintenance Workers

maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. 

Line Installers and Repairers

also known as line workers, install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunication cables, including fiber optics.