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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MOTIVATION: NyproMold's reputation is what drew Amber to the company. As an intern, she was given opportunities to grow in any direction, which gave her a chance to find out what she wanted to do. By the time her internship ended, she knew she wanted to be a full-time employee. The endless opportunities are what keep Amber at NyproMold, as well as the company's understanding that mistakes can happen when you try something new. She is given the freedom to take on projects that challenge her with the appropriate support for success. Amber has no idea where she sees herself in the future, but she is excited to see what information she can gather along the way and put into practice to help the company advance and help herself become even better. AMBER ZAPATKA "It's really cool to see a product you had a hand in making." OFFICIAL TITLE: Plastics Engineer JOB: Uses knowledge and technology to determine the best, fastest way to make good-quality parts every single time. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in engineering and three to five years of related experience. TIM BAIRD "The best part of my day is the diversity. It is never the same thing twice. " OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Project Engineer JOB: Builds automation robotics to move the parts through the production process. EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in engineering and three to five years of related experience. MOTIVATION: Tim became familiar with NyproMold while participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition (usfirst.org). He stays because of a great team of co-workers who all care about what they are making and work hard to make good products. Tim is striving to be a director of a research and development (R&D) shop or an engineering department where he can work with big- ger-picture products and less with the nuts and bolts of a project. MOLDMAKING MATTERS: Your Career Can Make a Difference — 9

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