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Material Design-Process Development Cluster: Advanced Manufacturing

CADD Operator
Prepare technical drawings and plans, including variations of a design. Drawings can be directly programmed into manufacturing systems and include information on dimensions, materials, and procedures. Drafts based on designs supplied by engineers. (OOH)

Engineering Technicians
Work under direction of engineering staff to help develop work processes and products. May fall under one of three major categories: Electronics Engineering Technician: Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls. Electrical Engineering Technician: Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories. Mechanical Engineering Technician: Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, and test machinery.

Machine Tool Programmer
Develop the programs that run machine tools. Review three-dimensional computer aided/automated design (CAD) blueprints of the part and determine the sequence of events that will be needed to make the part and develops a set of instructions for the computer controlled machine to follow in producing the part. (OOH)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Trainee
Combine on-the-job training with classes to create blueprints for manufactured products and provide technical support for other engineering activities.

 

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Machinist

Salary Range: $26,730-$35,000
Education offered at: Alamance CC (AAS, Cert), Forsyth CC (AAS, Dip, Cert), GTCC (AAS, Cert, Dip), Piedmont CC (AAS, Dip, Cert), Randolph CC (AAS, Cert), Rockingham CC (Dip, Cert), Surry CC (AAS)
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