High-Tech Careers in Modern Manufacturing
Employers like BMW, Michelin, Schaeffler, ESAB, Duke Energy, Timken and others regularly hire and continue to seek graduates from SCC’s Industrial and Engineering Technology programs. These employers offer great pay plus benefits, high job growth potential, job stability and state-of-the-art facilities that you get to call your “office”. The employment outlook for jobs in manufacturing is excellent!
At SCC, gain the skills you need to succeed in high-tech jobs like these –
You may even be eligible for tuition assistance and on-the-job training through SCC's Technical Scholars program. Find out more about all of the programs SCC offers in Industrial & Engineering Technologies.
Careers in Modern Manufacturing
Maintenance Technician (Electrical/Mechanical)
Job Description: Perform electrical and mechanical installation, diagnostics and maintenance of field and plant equipment and facilities. Also involves trouble-shooting, the ability to read blueprints and schematics, and use various tools.
Starting Salary: $25,000 - $35,000*
Potential Salary: $40,000 - $60,000* plus
SCC Programs: Mechatronics Associate Degree – 2 years
Mechanical/Electrical Certificate – 1 year
Mechtronics I Certificate – less than 1 year
Job Description: Program, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines that cut, bend, form and polish raw metal into finished parts and tools. Involves the ability to read and interpret blueprints, input data into a computer system and inspect the accuracy of a machine’s operations.
Starting Salary: $35,000 - $45,000*
Potential Salary: $50,000- $70,000*
SCC Programs: Machine Tool Associate Degree – 2 years
Machine Tool Certificate – 1 year
Job Description: Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic manufacturing equipment in factories or industrial facilities. Requires an in-depth knowledge of electronics and electrical equipment.
Starting Salary: $22,000-$25,000* (w/ certificate), $42,000* (w/ assoc. deg.)
Potential Salary: $75,000* (w/ assoc. degree)
Industrial Electricity Associate Degree – 2 years
Industrial Electricity Certificate – 1 year
Job Description: Install and repair computerized robotic systems. Also involves assisting engineers with robotic design, development, production, testing and operations.
Starting Salary: $35,000 - $40,000*
Industrial Production Associate
Potential Salary: $50,000 - $75,000*
SCC Program: Automated Manufacturing Associate Degree – 2 years
Job Description: Production worker duties include assembly line work, machine operator, record keeping, loading and unloading machines, operator helper
Starting Salary: $20,000 - $27,040*
Potential Salary: $37,500 - $50,000*
SCC Programs: Production Associate Associate Degree – 2 years
Production Associate I Certificate – less than 1 year
*Job salary details are estimates based on figures from Salary.com, Indeed.com and from actual salaries made by SCC graduates. SCC does not guarantee that students or graduates from these programs will earn these estimated salaries.