Advanced Manufacturing Production Technology

Advanced Manufacturing Production Technology

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in working with your hands and have a passion for solving problems? Using math and building things? Thrive in hands-on, fast-paced environments? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Manufacturing Production Technician training program.

On the job, you will …

  • Read and understand schematics and blueprints 
  • Position or align components and parts either manually or with hoists 
  • Use hand tools or machines to assemble parts 
  • Conduct quality control checks 
  • Describe the commonalities and differences of the alternating current and direct current (AC/DC) systems (e.g., wire color codes in both)

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Advanced Manufacturing Production Technician graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, or in plants or small machine shops. Graduates can use these skills to work as a production engineer or an engineering technician. Manufacturing technicians detect malfunctions and ensure the quality of all products.

The credentials you will earn ...

Students who complete an Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from such organizations as:   

  •  American Welding Society (AWS)    
  •  National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • High school diploma or the equivalent  
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program   
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements   
  • At least 18 years old   
  • Positive attendance and progress record   
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel   
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.