Manufacturing Education Series

Discussion Guide 2015

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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MOLDMAKING MATTERS: Your Career Can Make a Difference RYAN JOHNSON: "It feels good when I walk around stores and see things made from molds that I helped build." OFFICIAL TITLE: Program Manager JOB: Ensures products are made correctly and on time. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering (mechani- cal, plastics, industrial), five+ years of hands-on experi- ence in a manufacturing environment. MOTIVATION: Ryan came to NyproMold because he liked that the company was a global leader in mold building, offered competitive pay and was close to home. He stays because the pay is still competitive, the work is interesting, and he enjoys his co-workers. In the future, Ryan sees himself earning a senior pro- gram manager's role and taking on bigger programs. 6 — MoldMaking Technology The Team Players NISHIT SHAH "Plastics are used by everybody, every day, and mold- making and injection molding are at the heart of the plastics industry." OFFICIAL TITLE: Mold Design Engineer and Moldflow Analyst JOB: Uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to design molds to make parts and uses computer soft- ware to predict how plastic will move in the mold. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or master's degree in mechanical and/ or plastics engineering with knowledge of CAD software and plastic simulation programs, and general computer skills. MOTIVATION: Nishit came to NyproMold because its operation was very state-of-the-art, and the work is current and challenging. Growth opportu- nities are what keeps him there. He sees himself taking on a more leadership-oriented engineering role in the future.

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