Production

Career Overview

Career Overview

$32k-$100k+
salary range in 2018
2+
million jobs nationwide in 2018
$100,000+
production manager salary
List item iconRead schematics and blueprints.
List item iconPut products together using sophisticated production robots.
List item iconBecome a quality control specialist ensuring everything is up to standard.
List item iconCreate plans to meet customer demand for popular products.
List item iconLearn the ins and outs of how a factory works.
List item iconWork in the automotive industry, defense, retail, and many other areas.

What It Takes

Indiana has a cutting-edge manufacturing sector where veterans can find competitive pay in entry level positions and beyond. These careers are in high demand throughout the state and are often an excellent fit for veterans who enjoy working toward a shared objective with a well-coordinated team. 

Good Fitness

Many of these careers keep people on their feet and moving around.

Technical Accuracy

Being detail oriented—and able to follow strict procedures—is critical for success in manufacturing production.

Hand-Eye Coordination

When using heavy machinery, you can’t afford to make mistakes. 

Willingness to Learn

These careers offer opportunities to grow and to learn from those with experience. 

A Love of Technology

This is a career where you’re using machines, robots, and automation.

Career Progression

Career Progression

Step 1
Start with on-the-job training
Step 2
Work toward certification
Step 3
Begin training others
Step 4
Move into management

Key Companies

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Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
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Logo for Operations is at the heart of Amazon and CWS’s business. We are known for our speed, accuracy, and exceptional service. Our buildings deliver tens of thousands of products to hundreds of countries worldwide, every day.
Operations is at the heart of Amazon and CWS’s business. We are known for our speed, accuracy, and exceptional service. Our buildings deliver tens of thousands of products to hundreds of countries worldwide, every day.
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Logo for Specializing in complex composite assemblies for the aerospace industry, Applied Composites has a long history of providing customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement processes that help reduce time and cost.
Specializing in complex composite assemblies for the aerospace industry, Applied Composites has a long history of providing customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement processes that help reduce time and cost.
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Logo for Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team
Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team
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Logo for Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers.
Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers.
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Logo for We are a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing our clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.
We are a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing our clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.
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Logo for Builders FirstSource is the nation’s largest supplier of structural building products, value-added components, and services to the professional market for new residential construction and repair and remodeling.
Builders FirstSource is the nation’s largest supplier of structural building products, value-added components, and services to the professional market for new residential construction and repair and remodeling.
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Logo for We are a global leader in providing integrated services, superior drug delivery technologies, and manufacturing solutions to help life science innovators develop and launch successful pharmaceuticals, biologics, and consumer health products.
We are a global leader in providing integrated services, superior drug delivery technologies, and manufacturing solutions to help life science innovators develop and launch successful pharmaceuticals, biologics, and consumer health products.
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Logo for Helping people find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.
Helping people find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.
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Logo for Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
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Logo for EPI is a growing Company that presents new and different challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to grow and become the preferred supplier to its customers while proving a challenging and safe work environment for its Employees.
EPI is a growing Company that presents new and different challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to grow and become the preferred supplier to its customers while proving a challenging and safe work environment for its Employees.
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Logo for We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We are the ‘People for Process Automation’.
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Global leader in automotive technology
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Logo for Since 1930, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has helped Hoosiers become more economically self-sufficient through employment, education, job training and other services.
Since 1930, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has helped Hoosiers become more economically self-sufficient through employment, education, job training and other services.
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Helmer Scientific
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Logo for With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
With employment of over 2,400 associates and capital investment exceeding $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, and for export to markets outside of North America.
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Logo for Since Saab was started, we have strived to keep people and society safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible.
Since Saab was started, we have strived to keep people and society safe. It is a basic human need to feel safe and, as we see it, a human right. Through systems and solutions that increase security, we can make this possible.
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Logo for Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
Home to the Highlander, and Highlander Hybrid midsize SUVs, the Sienna minivan and the Sequoia full-size SUV.
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Logo for Welch Packaging is a family-owned and operated company that began in 1985.  Our mission is to design and manufacture the Ultimate Corrugated Experience for our customers.
Welch Packaging is a family-owned and operated company that began in 1985. Our mission is to design and manufacture the Ultimate Corrugated Experience for our customers.
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Logo for XPO Logistics is an American contract logistics company that manages supply chains for 50,000 customers worldwide, including 69 of the Fortune 100.
XPO Logistics is an American contract logistics company that manages supply chains for 50,000 customers worldwide, including 69 of the Fortune 100.
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Assembler
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Packing/Clipping Department Worker
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Sewing Machine Operator
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Manufacturing Support
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Technical Operator
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Medical Assembler
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Maintenance Supervisor
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Granite Fabricator
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Production Worker
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Production Associate
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Stock Clerk
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Production Scheduler
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Production Associate
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Production Associate
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Construction Project Manager – $50K – $1M+ in Project Size
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Construction and Restoration Large Project Estimator
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General Utility
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Production Team Member
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Manufacturing Operator: Pharma
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General Production Worker / Rebar Fabricator
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Lot Attendant/Car Detailer
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Production Associates
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Fabricating Supervisor
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Corrugator Supervisor
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Production Supervisor
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Assembler
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Production Manager
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Press Set Up Operator
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CNC Machine Operator
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1st or 2nd Shift Press Operator
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Entry Level Machine Operator/General Help
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Warehouse + Fulfillment Associate
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Producttion Tech
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Assembly
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PT Maintenance TEch
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Product Preparation Specialist
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CNC Water Jet Operator
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Foam Cutting Technician
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Die Press Operator
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Sanitation Supervisor
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Health & Safety Manager
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Continuous Improvement Associate
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Shipping & Receiving Clerk
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Manufacturing
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General Production
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Compounder
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Gashouse Technician
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Production Lead
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Factory Production Worker
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Team Member
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Machine Operator
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Lead Airworthiness Quality Inspector
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Chemical Manufacturing Technician
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Ferrous Sulfate Production
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Food Grade Manufacturing Technician
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Food Grade Packaging Operator
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Warehouse – 2nd Shift
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Production Utility Worker
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Blender
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Manufacturing Support
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Metal Fabricator
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TIG Welder
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Installer (travel required)
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Production Supervisor
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Assembly Associate
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Welding Associate
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2nd Shift Team Leader
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Production Associate Technician
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Shipping/ Packaging Specialist
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Machine Operator Production (Full time evenings)
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Sanitizer (Full-time)
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Warehouse Person (Loader) (Full-time)
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Production Operator – Indianapolis, IN
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Machine Operator Production (Full-time)
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Technician – Quality Control (Full-time)
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Machine Operator Production Relief (Evenings)
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Machine Operator Production Relief (Nights)
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Blending Specialist
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Production Operator – Liquids & Dry
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