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 KEENE HUNTOON "What brought me here is being able to use advanced technology; what keeps me here is that it is ever-changing." OFFICIAL TITLE: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Specialist JOB: Selects the correct cutting tools and programs their paths on the machining center to ensure a high-quality mold is made. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Trade/technical school. RYAN BERGERON "My job is exciting because I get to take part in saving lives every day." OFFICIAL TITLE: Computed Tomography (CT) Engineer JOB: Uses technology to determine if products pass or fail quality inspection. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field or equivalent work experience. MOTIVATION: Ryan came to NyproMold looking for a full-time job to help him provide a better way of life for his young, growing family. The great working environment is why he stays, and his interest in seeing how things work motivates him. He also gets a kick out of seeing products on store shelves that he helped to make. His goal is to continue learning about the CT scanner and its many applications. MOTIVATION: Keene's parents worked for NyproMold, so he was familiar with the company. After realizing the traditional college route wasn't right for him, he applied for an open position at NyproMold and received on-site training to work with robotics and tooling. The ever-changing high- tech machinery is why Keene stays. He plans to work his way to becoming a tooling expert. 8 — MoldMaking Technology moldmakingtechnology.com

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