Manufacturing IS CALLING on us

The doers, the builders, the thinkers, the leaders. The skilled and determined. Those select few who take action while others wait, who use age-old skills in cutting edge ways, and who trust their own hands and minds to get the job done right. The sun is rising, there's work to do. Manufacturing is calling on us and it's time to step forward and choose your path:

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Careers Strong and Ready

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Want to Be?

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  • Billy McDonaldIndustrial Designer, Noble Plastics

    Describe your opportunities in manufacturing coming out of school?

    Nearly endless. Just had to apply my skills and expertise.

     

    What would you say to your 16-year old self about a manufacturing career?

    “Work hard to create objects that make life and our world better. There will always be a need for that.”

     

    What do you see yourself doing in 5-years?

    Something cutting-edge that can make positive change and push society forward.

  • Jamie ThibodeauxChemist, Sasol

    What fires you up about going to work everyday?

    More and more women are going into manufacturing. As a young woman, that motivates me to push forward and learn as much as possible.

     

    You work hard, how does it help you play hard?

    Working in a manufacturing industry gives me financial security. My schedule also allows me time to enjoy the simpler things with close family and friends.

     

    What’s the accomplishment you're most proud of at work?

    Learning new things and solving new problems everyday. It has shaped me into a leader that isn't afraid of failure.

  • David MorganMechanic, Metal Shark

    What fires you up about going to work everyday?

    I like that I can take bare material and turn it into something extraordinary. Also, my co-workers are great to work with.

     

    You work hard, how does it help you play hard?

    When I’m not at work, my son and I spend most of our time hunting, fishing, and going to my camp.

     

    What do you see yourself doing in 5-years?

    I value when people look up to me for guidance and teaching, so I would like to have my own crew and continue to teach others the knowledge and skills that I have learned to do the job.

  • Megan StanleyElectrical & Instrumentation Technician, Drax Biomass

    Describe what opportunities you had in manufacturing coming out of school?

    There were several: chemical plants, paper mills, and energy plants within a 60-mile radius.

     

    What fires you up about going to work everyday?

    The opportunity to learn and grow within my trade. The more that I get to put my knowledge to use, the more satisfaction I get out of my job.

     

    How has this job made you better?

    I look at what I've accomplished here and it's just given me a huge sense of pride like no other job has.

  • Zoe RuschJunior Processing Engineer, BENTELER Steel/Tube

    What would you say to your 16-year old self about a manufacturing career?

    Keep an open mind — I never thought a career in manufacturing would be so exciting until I toured a steel plant in school; after that, I knew what I wanted to do.

     

    What fires you up about going to work everyday?

    The opportunity to encounter a new problem and tackle a new project. I am guaranteed to always be challenged at my job -that's an extremely important aspect of a rewarding career..

     

    What’s the accomplishment you're most proud of at work?

    I’m proud that I’ve helped take a startup mill that didn’t exist a few years ago and made it thrive. Every day I leave work with the sense that I made a real, concrete improvement, and I'm so proud of that.

  • Easten FalgoutMaintenance Technician, Elmer Candy

    Describe what opportunities you had in manufacturing coming out of school?

    After I finished my degree at a community college, I discovered there were many more opportunities than I had initially thought there would be. I was able to pick the best position with a long-term career in mind.

     

    How has this job made you better?

    This job has made me better by opening the doors to new opportunities, and helped me to learn things I hadn’t previously known or thought possible.

     

    What do you see yourself doing in 5-years?

    Advancing to higher positions in the company.