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advanced MANUFACTURING

CAREER TYPE

PRECISION MANUFACTURING

Sparks, metal on metal, and big money.

 

CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS:

Salary Range Potential:
$30,000 - $65,000/YEAR + BENEFITS

Education Required:
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, CERTIFICATION or TECHNICAL DEGREE

Skills Needed:
CRITICAL THINKING, PRECISION, ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Types of Employers:
SHIPBUILDING, AUTOMOTIVE, AEROSPACE, OIL & GAS FIELDS

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Job Overview

JOB OVERVIEW:

Successful precision manufacturers will demonstrate math competencies in geometry and measurement skills, the ability to interpret technical drawings and read blueprints, critical thinking abilities, awareness of safety standards, knowledge of tools and equipment, strong hand-eye coordination, and the ability to measure and cut items with great accuracy.

In Mississippi, the average skilled precision manufacturer starts in a salary position between $15 - $25/hour, plus benefits.  On top of that employers are quick to raise wages when they see an employee who is dedicated to the company and willing to work hard.

Most employers in Mississippi do not require precision manufacturers to have a four-year degree.  Instead, a two-year diploma and/or industry certificate is adequate; much of the training is on-the-job because employers desire workers who can tailor their skills to company processes.

Salary Comparison

AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES

  • RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,925

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  • ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,177

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  • RETAIL TRADE - $24,956

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  • REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,172

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  • TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,282

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Find Training Programs Near You

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (MACHINING TECHNOLOGY)

East Central CC
Wayne Eason
601-635-6211
Decatur

Itawamba CC
Barry Emison
662-620-5100
Fulton, Tupelo, Belden

Jones County Junior College 
Jason Dedwylder
601-477-4221
Ellisville

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
John Shows
601-928-6397
Gulfport

Northwest Mississippi CC
David Campbell
662-562-3362
Senatobia

Pearl River CC
Dr. Ed Pinero
601-403-1102
Poplarville

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (MACHINE TOOL OPERATIONS)

Mississippi Delta CC
Suzanne Thompson
662-246-6519
Moorhead

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY)

Hinds CC
Dr. Chad Stocks
601-857-3315
Jackson, Raymond

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY)

Holmes CC
Nettie Coggin
662-227-2347
Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

Meridian CC
Brian Warren
662-472-9121

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (PRECISION MACHINING)

Copiah Lincoln CC
Jackie Martin
601-643-8323
Wesson

PRECISION MANUFACTURING (MACHINING)

East Mississippi CC
Dr. Raj Shaunak
662-243-1911
Mayhew

Meridian Community College
Brian Warren
601-484-1307
Meridian

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