Production and manufacturing is the creation or production of goods from components or raw material with the help of equipment, labour, machines and tools. The term may refer to a range of work, from handcraft to high-tech, but it is most commonly applied to industrial design, in which raw materials from the primary sector are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Fabrication of all types of sheet metal, plastics, fiberglass and other materials are used in a multitude of products.

Opportunities in this field include but are not limited to:

  • Welding
  • Presses
  • C&C machines
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Warehouse

The products you will manufacture as a SMART member encompass residential and commercial kitchen cooking equipment, refrigerators and freezers, air movement and heating and cooling equipment, tractor-towed trailers, bulk milk storage coolers, steel storage buildings and garage doors, outdoor and indoor signage, sheet metal fabrications for farm and industrial vehicles, canning and food storage containers, and steel shelving systems.

Work in sheet metal manufacturing includes sheet metal fabrication and blueprint reading; fabrication equipment programming; MIG, TIG, stick and flux-core welding and polishing; registered journey programs in industrial facility maintenance, electrical, and tool and die work; manufacturing assembly, refrigeration and refrigerant reclamation; brazing and soldering; CDL accreditation and semi-truck operations; garment workers and material handling.