If you are interested in manufacturing jobs, you have many alternatives to choose from. With that in mind, in today’s post, we discuss some common examples of manufacturing jobs and review some of the duties associated with them.
Wood Product Manufacturing
When you work in wood product manufacturing, you make products such as lumber, plywood, wood flooring, flood containers, and manufactured homes, among others.
This industry includes both companies that make products from logs and companies that buy the wood already sawed.
Your duties when you work in wood product manufacturing can include some of the following:
- Follow all necessary safety standards
- Ensure that wood isn’t warped or cracked
- Lift wood pieces onto machines
- Operate woodworking machines
- Sand products using sandpaper or a sander
Workers in the food manufacturing sector turn livestock or agricultural products into products sold to wholesalers for distribution, although in some cases the products may be sold directly to the public.
Some examples of jobs in food manufacturing include dairy product manufacturing, tortilla manufacturing, and seafood packaging.
Common duties of workers employed in food manufacturing include:
- Follow food safety regulations and standards
- Monitor equipment
- Measure ingredients
- Measure slice, chop, or peel ingredients
- Package animal products
Printing and Related Support Activities
When you are employed in the printing sector, your work consists in creating (or supporting the creation of) products such as newspapers, books, stationery, business cards, and labels, among others.
Common duties in the printing industry include:
- Observe safety procedures
- Operate and prepare printing machines
- Ink presses
- Load paper into the printers
- Monitor and adjust the printing process
Working in machinery manufacturing means creating devices that use mechanical force to perform work. Some examples of machine manufacturing include mining machinery manufacturing, engine/turbine manufacturing, and air-conditioner manufacturing.
The duties of workers in the machine manufacturing sector usually include:
- Observe all necessary safety regulations
- Feed raw materials into production machinery
- Operate production machinery
- Perform basic quality checks
- Carry out basic maintenance
Electrical Appliance and Component Manufacturing
People who work in electrical appliance/component manufacturing make products that function using electricity. This includes everything from generators to wires and electrical outlets.
Some of the duties of manufacturing workers in the electrical appliance industry include:
- Observe all necessary safety measures and standards
- Use tools such as crimps, welds, and solders
- Monitor machines
- Mount assembled components
- Read and interpret drawings and diagrams
Furniture manufacturers create the movable objects people use to support activities such as eating, sitting, sleeping, or working.
Some common duties of workers in the furniture manufacturing sector include:
- Follow safety measures and standards
- Use equipment to cut, shape, and bend materials such as metal, wood, glass, plastic, and rattan
- Operate machines to extrude plastics
- Feed materials into machines and keep said machines supplied
- Perform basic quality control procedures
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