Precision machinists make the things that make today’s quality of life technologies go. And stop. Anti lock brakes – we make them. Airbag parts. Bone screws and medical implants too.
Here are 5 reasons to choose a career in precision machining:
Ready employment. Even at the bottom of this last recession, there were openings for precision machinists advertised in the major newspapers around the country. Our parts are indispensable. So are our skilled machinists.
Great work. Our work is challenging, satisfying, and technical. At the end of the day, you can see the results of your skill and effort. Lives that will be saved. Cars that will run. Our industry (NAICS 332721) is just under $9 billion in value produced according to the US Census.
Great Wages and Benefits. We don’t know what the Obama administration has in mind for the benefits side of the equation, but set up machinist and toolmakers wages are on par with the wages that a business major might earn after a 4 or 5 year bachelors degree program. But no tuition bills to repay for the precision machinist.
Great life. How many fields do you know of where the people don’t have some worry about the future, and their place in it? Low cost competition from China and India has not killed our industry. We continue to make the high precision, high value added parts that make a difference in people’s lives, everyday.
Great values. Today shops are managed by international environmental management systems like ISO 14001 and international quality standards like ISO/TS 16949. We are sustainable, lean, just in time, and environmentally sustainable companies that make a difference. Making high value high precision parts. You can too. Come join us!
Go to the PMPA Industry Careers Page to get started with your career choice.