Somewhere in America, those with manufacturing jobs are creating the shoe laces for your tennis shoes or the music box you plan to give you mom for her birthday. These people produce products for sale. Manufacturing and production job titles include machinist and production manager.
Manufacturing and production (SOC Codes 11-3050.00 Industrial Production Managers; 51-0000.00 Production Occupations) jobs handle the production of products. These products can be everything from aircraft to jewelry and nuclear power to packaged chicken breasts. These jobs make up the backbone of America's manufacturing industry. Unlike the engineers, workers in these positions get their hands dirty making the products we buy.
The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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