Jobs in Manufacturing and Their Titles

Find the Manufacturing Job Title That Fits Yours Skills

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Jobs in manufacturing include positions working on the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Most companies in the manufacturing world have plants, factories, or mills where employees are involved in the production of goods and materials.

Technology Could Replace Some Workers

Because of technological advances reducing the need for workers, this is one of the sectors where the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment to decline slightly, by approximately three percent.

The median annual wage for production occupations was $32,250 in May 2015, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200. Some positions are higher paying union jobs -- usually skilled positions -- while other unskilled positions typically pay lower wages.

Training Could Improve Job Security

Educational requirements vary significantly based on the job. Some positions may provide on-the-job training, while others may require a college degree. Although technology may contribute to the decline in some positions, education or certification in a technical area may improve your chances of job security.

Practically Every Role Under the Sun

Manufacturing plants and factories need more than just people who work on a production line. An efficient operation requires employees in numerous roles. Manufacturing career options include jobs in assembly, fabrication, production, engineering, maintenance, logistics, management, administration, metalworking, tool and die making, painting, operations, quality control, processing and more.

Review a list of job titles that includes many of the positions in the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing Job Titles

A - D

  • Chief Quality Control Executive
  • Civil Engineering Supervisor
  • Cnc Operator
  • Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operator
  • Computer Control Programmer/Operator
  • Configuration Analyst
  • Controller
  • Controls Engineer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dairy Processing Equipment Operator
  • Design Engineer
  • Designer
  • Director of Quality Management
  • Distribution Manager
  • Division Manager

E - L

  • Electrician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Electronic Assembler
  • Electronic Technician
  • Engineer
  • Equipment Technician
  • Estimating Manager
  • Expediter
  • Facilities Manager
  • Fiberglass Laminator/Fabricator
  • Field Service Technician
  • Floor Assembler
  • Floor Assembly Supervisor
  • Food Technologist
  • General Laborer
  • General Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Inspector

M - P

  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Shop Maintenance Supervisor
  • Machine Shop Production Supervisor
  • Machine Tool Cutting Operator/Tender
  • Machinists
  • Manager or Supervisor
  • Manufacturing/Production Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • Manufacturing Production Manager
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Master Scheduler
  • Material Handler
  • Materials Management Supervisor
  • Materials Manager
  • Materials Planner
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Metal workers
  • Millwright
  • Operations Clerk
  • Operations Manager
  • Operator
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Plant Accountant
  • Painting and Coating Worker
  • Photographic Processor
  • Plant Human Resources Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Operator
  • Powerhouse Supervisor
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Precision Assembler
  • Printing Machine Operators
  • Process/Product Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Operator
  • Processing Equipment Operations Supervisor
  • Product Development Engineering Manager
  • Production Control Clerk
  • Production Control Manager
  • Production Engineering Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Marketing Analyst
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Painter
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Technician
  • Production Worker
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer

Q - Z

  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Inspector
  • Quality Manager
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Manager/Coordinator
  • Safety Technician
  • Senior Buyer
  • Semiconductor Processor
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Shipping and Receiving Manager
  • Silicon Wafer Fabrication Operator
  • Surface Mount Technology Machine Operator
  • Structural Metal fabricator
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Tool, Die, and Gauge Maker
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Tool Room Supervisor
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Wafer Processing Technician
  • Warehouse Associate
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Waste Treatment Plant Operator
  • Welder
  • Woodworker

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