Manufacturing Education Series

Vol. 2 2013

A video series from Modern Machine Shop, the SME Education Foundation and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology describes careers in manufacturing. DVDs were sent to middle and high schools along with these discussion guides.

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Meet a Manufacturing Engineer feature Discussion Questions Becky Miller is a manufacturing engineer with GE Aviation. In the video, she describes what a career in manufacturing engineering is like. Watch the DVD or visit: 1. Math and science are important. Becky's ability in these areas is what drew her to engineering. However, she also stresses the importance of communications skills and the ability to work with a team. Why are these latter abilities so vital to the type of work she does? 2. Becky is a quality control engineer. In manufacturing, what do you think the word "quality" means? parts, for 3. Though Beckytoworks with large manufacturedhappen she lookstheseerrors small enough be microscopic. What might if one of small quality problems were to go unseen and unaddressed? is problem-solver. sorts of problems she 4. Beckyareasome of the stepsDescribe the order to find solutions?faces. What she takes in tend to think of when 5. Whatisdo peoplejob different from this they imagine "manufacturing"? How Becky's picture? not a researcher 6. Becky isin a facility whereor designer. She is a manufacturing engineer, working components are being made. What do you think Becky would say about why she enjoys this particular type of engineering? LEARN MORE Find links to all of these resources at: MMSonline's education training zone: MMSonline on YouTube: MMS Digital Edition: VOLUME 2

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