Precision Machining Career Infographic

We were pleased to see the infographic approach used by Dr. Lisa Lang to summarize  the career opportunities in Precision Machining.

She has posted it on her Velocity Scheduling Blog here

Career infographic LL

Here is what Dr. Lang had to say about her interest in Careers in our field:

“Our interest in this area is because we work with custom job shops and machine shops.  Our Velocity Scheduling System helps these shops get more done with the SAME people and resources.  It’s NOT software, but a manual visual scheduling system for job shop scheduling and machine shop scheduling.

“The shops we work with increase their productivity WITHOUT adding people or machines.  The result is that their customers notice the improvement in lead-time and on-time delivery and give them more business.  Sometimes this additional business is so substantial that they finally do need to add people.  But that’s okay at this point because profits and cash flow have improved.  The problem is that it can be a real struggle to find qualified employees.

“There has been a lot in the news lately about the shortage of skilled manufacturing labor while at the same time, there is a push to reshore manufacturing back to the U.S.

“The dilemma is clear and we need more kids going into manufacturing.

Dr. Lang  has posted the infographic here

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2 Responses to Precision Machining Career Infographic

  1. Lawrence says:

    A very interesting infographic and I think the fact that there is no need to add more people to the machinery is what defines the machining career. Moreover, it is also time efficient and cost efficient. Do you think the machining career has reached its peak in terms of popularity? I think it is the future but as you pointed out above, it does depend largely on skilled manufacturers. Why aren’t there enough?

    • Thank You Lawrence. There is a cultural bias that most parents want their children to go to college. They think college is a short cut or guarantee of success. Anyone who is “working” rather than sitting at a desk is thought to be of lower caste. the reality is that the folks with skills are working overtime and have a great present and future, while over here, anyways, the college grads are largely unemployed/ underemployed and unable to pay off their student loans. If we can get people to understand that having a skill and experience combined with college is the real path to career success, I think that we can turn this around. All of our shop CEO’s tell me that if a skilled person applied to their company, they would hire immediately, even if they did not officially have an opening. Thanks for the comment.

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