Are you a Millennial or do you know a Millennial who is considering what to do with their life? Perhaps they are at or near the start of their working career and are searching for a path that is rewarding personally and financially. They may enjoy building or creating things and aren’t afraid to work with their hands. They probably embrace technology and get pleasure out of figuring how to “make things work” in the digital realm. If this sounds like you or someone you know, you ought to consider a career in precision production and precision metal working.

Not Your Grand Pappy’s Factory

Production and manufacturing is far removed from what some may envision from production facilities of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Many picture these old working environments in dusty, dirty, dimly lit buildings with harsh working conditions. They would be surprised to see the reality of today’s production facilities.

Today, most facilities are clean, well-organized, and brightly lit. In many cases, production is aided by robotics, software, and digital technology that improves precision to never before seen levels. This is why the industry is increasingly attracting Millennials because they see the benefits of a career where they make an impact every day. There is always something to learn, there are always skills to hone. Precision metal working is particularly attractive because it combines technical knowledge, skill, and precision. It can be very gratifying because finished products must meet precise, exacting specifications. Millennials in manufacturing are finding all of this attractive.

What Can I Do in Precision Production?

Precision metal working has a variety of concentrations within it including Machine Tool Technology, Iron working, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology, Sheet Metal Technology, Welding, Tool and Die Technology along with Metal Fabrication. These are skills that are extremely marketable in today’s environment, especially as manufacturing continues to grow in the United States.

Manufacturing Day

This is part of the reason Wiley Metal is proud to be an active participant in Manufacturing Day. October 7th, 2016 will be the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, a day designed to change the public perception of manufacturing as an industry and as a career. Each year more manufacturer’s join in the efforts to dispel old myths and perceptions. It is an opportunity for us to show Millennials in manufacturing have an extremely viable future. Its a chance to demonstrate precision production at its best.

If you’re not sure if this is the right career for you or if you just want to talk about it, you don’t have to wait until October 7th. We encourage you to contact us at Wiley Metal. We would love to show you exactly what we do, how we make use of modern management strategies and technology to do it, and the opportunities that may await you in the field. Contact Wiley Metal today and perhaps you’ll discover a rewarding career path in precision production.