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

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Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for commercial-duty vehicles.
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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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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 We are a company that is proud of our heritage which is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. The dedication of our team members has allowed us to grow into a leading global provider of innovative solutions.
We are a company that is proud of our heritage which is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. The dedication of our team members has allowed us to grow into a leading global provider of innovative solutions.
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Logo for From the people who chart our course to those who put our plans into action, bp is an exciting place to be for anyone who wants to be part of the global energy business.
From the people who chart our course to those who put our plans into action, bp is an exciting place to be for anyone who wants to be part of the global energy business.
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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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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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“To help clients identify costly issues with homes they are selling or purchasing through informative reporting methods and techniques.“
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Helping people find balance and feel good, one drink at a time.
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In 1887, Indianapolis civic leaders came up with the idea of operating a natural gas company as a Public Charitable Trust, solely for the benefit of customers and the community.
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Logo for Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.
Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States.
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Logo for Cummins Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of reliable, clean power solutions, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other alternative solutions.
Cummins Inc. is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of reliable, clean power solutions, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other alternative solutions.
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Creating Medicines That Make Life Better
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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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Logo for Evonik is based in Germany, and we do business around the whole world. We’re active in more than 100 countries globally and operate production plants in 27 countries on six continents. We are one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies.
Evonik is based in Germany, and we do business around the whole world. We’re active in more than 100 countries globally and operate production plants in 27 countries on six continents. We are one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.
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Farbest Foods is one of the largest turkey companies in the United States and a respected leader in the industry. We supply raw, fresh and frozen turkey products to brand-name value added further processors around the world.
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Global leader in automotive technology
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True experts in electrical machines, FLANDERS specializes in the development, manufacturing, integration, and deployment of advanced technologies for the world’s largest machines with electric rotating systems.
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Logo for Family owned business with two facilities in Harrison County Indiana.  We manufacture custom laminate countertops for multiple industries including offices, hotels, restaurants and schools.  We specialize in machining custom tops  with 16 CNC machines.
Family owned business with two facilities in Harrison County Indiana. We manufacture custom laminate countertops for multiple industries including offices, hotels, restaurants and schools. We specialize in machining custom tops with 16 CNC machines.
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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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Logo for Griffith Rubber Mills has been a proud US rubber products manufacturer for over a century.
Griffith Rubber Mills has been a proud US rubber products manufacturer for over a century.
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Heartland Food Products Group is a global leader in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, producing low-calorie sweeteners, coffee, coffee creamers and liquid water enhancers. Simply put, we make coffee, tea and water taste better.
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Helmer Scientific
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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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Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity
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Intertech Products serves the automotive/transportation and industrial packaging industries.
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Making spaces better places to work and live
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Specializing in custom refractories for the steel industry.
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Kirby Risk Corporation is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to meeting your needs with innovative and effective solutions.
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Lewis Bakeries is the largest wholesale bakery in Indiana and one of the few remaining independent bakeries in the Midwest. With 5 total bakeries, Lewis Bakeries’ aim has always been to produce the best bakery products and respond to consumers’ needs.
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An American-based company and a leading supplier of building materials, Martin Marietta teams supply the resources necessary for building the solid foundations on which our communities thrive.
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Pennville Custom Cabinetry’s Mission Statement is “We build the world’s best cabinets.”
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Plastic Recycling Inc. is a company that specializes in recycling plastic waste into high-quality pellets that can be used in the manufacturing of new plastic products.
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Logo for Poseidon Barge is the premier sectional barge manufacturer serving the Heavy Civil and Marine Construction Industries. Sectional Barges and accessories are manufactured at Poseidon's fabrication shop in Berne, Indiana.
Poseidon Barge is the premier sectional barge manufacturer serving the Heavy Civil and Marine Construction Industries. Sectional Barges and accessories are manufactured at Poseidon’s fabrication shop in Berne, Indiana.
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Radius Indiana is a regional partnership representing eight counties in Southwest Central Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington.
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“Doing now what patients need next.”
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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 Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing is a recognized global leader in the production and co-packing of Popping Corn, Microwave Popcorn and Ready-to-Eat Popcorn for numerous national brands, private label partners as well as all the beloved Pop Weaver branded item
Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing is a recognized global leader in the production and co-packing of Popping Corn, Microwave Popcorn and Ready-to-Eat Popcorn for numerous national brands, private label partners as well as all the beloved Pop Weaver branded item
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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 Winona Powder Coating is the largest custom coater providing high-volume powder coating and e-coating services to industrial companies in the Midwest.
Winona Powder Coating is the largest custom coater providing high-volume powder coating and e-coating services to industrial companies in the Midwest.
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World Arts is a professional printing, mailing, and fulfillment company specializing in the unique needs of the Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Commercial industries.
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XPO (NYSE: XPO) is one of the largest providers of asset-based less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation in North America, with proprietary technology that moves goods efficiently through its network.
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Logo for For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
For nearly 90 years, Zimmer Biomet has been a driving force in the rapidly growing musculoskeletal healthcare industry. Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
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Assembler
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Packing/Clipping Department Worker
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Sewing Machine Operator
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Production Operator – 1st Shift
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Technical Operator
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Medical Assembler
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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 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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Warehouse Team Member
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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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Production Associate
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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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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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Blender
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Production Supervisor
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2nd Shift Team Leader
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Production Associate
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Blending Specialist
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Production Operator – Liquids & Dry
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UHT (Ultra High Temperature) Technician
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Machine Operator Production
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Production Operator – Indianapolis, IN
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Assembler 1
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Assembler 2
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Machine Operator Production (Full-time)
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General Fabricator
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Machine Operator Production
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Machine Operator Production (Filler)
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Machine Operator Production (Seasonal / Rotating Shifts)
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Operations Tech 1
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Group Lead – AEM
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Production Operator
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Material Handler/Lift Operator
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Production Associates
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Home Daily-Class A CDL Short Haul Driver
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CNC Programmer – Machinist
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Quality Technician, MRB
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Manufacturing Engineer, Planning
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Manufacturing Engineer
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Senior Quality Engineer, BSQ
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Senior Quality Engineer, QMS & Compliance
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Production Operator-Chemical Mixing & Blending
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Welding Associate
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Manufacturing Operator – Multiple Openings Starting at $16.50 hourly
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Production Supervisor
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Production Assembler
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Quality Control Specialist
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Powerplant Technician- Jet Engine Assembly and Overhaul
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Welder/Fabricator
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Production Operator – 2nd Shift
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Batching Technician
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Machine Operators
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Material Handler
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Engineering Technician
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CNC Machinist
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Entry-Level CNC Operator
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TIG Welder

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