Careers in Manufacturing

This course is an overview of the general careers and skillsets to be successful in manufacturing.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This is a course that goes over the general structure of the manufacturing sector, what career opportunities are available and what training and skills are required to pursue those careers. Students will learn about the three largest technical areas in manufacturing:

  • Research and Development
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Quality

A student will gain a general understanding of what takes place and who is involve in the creation of a product from where the initial idea comes from to how that idea is created for the final customer and what role each professional plays in the process.

The student will also learn key concepts such as the product life cycle, who is involved in the prototyping process and why a prototype is needed as well as how the market place can change and dictate a product.

What the student will walk away with is enough information to decide if a career in manufacturing is what they want and what role they want to play as well as how to get there.

What are the requirements?

  • The only requires for this course is the time that it will take to listen to the lectures and complete the quizzes. There are no special text, tools or equipment required for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Objective: There is currently a lack of skills required in the manufacturing industry and many high paying jobs are going unfilled. One reason for this is because many people do not know what those jobs are, what they do or the specific skills that are require. This course is designed as a way for people to people to get a unbiased look into the world of manufacturing and learn how to take advantage of the opportunities there.
  • Goal #1: To help the student to understand the product life cycle from conception to delivery to the customer
  • Goal #2: For the student to learn what each career paths responsibility are to the product and what role they play
  • Goal #3: To understand the skills required to be a part of each of the different careers in manufacturing

Who is the target audience?

  • Students considering a career in manufacturing but do not fully understand what it entails
  • People who understand one area of manufacturing but want to get some insight into other career paths

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

This is an introduction to the course in careers in manufacturing

Manufacturing Life Cycle
3 questions

Quiz over basic introductory concepts.

Section 2: Research and Development
Research and Development (R&D)
Transition from R&D to Manufacturing
7 questions

This is a short quiz to reinforce the early concepts of a product.

Section 3: Manufacturing
Careers in Manufacturing
6 questions

5 question to reinforce lecture #5

Section 4: Quality
What does the quality department do?
Careers in Quality
6 questions

Quiz on careers in quality

Section 5: Summary
Important Skills
Final Quiz
7 questions

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Instructor Biography

Infinity MFG, Online Training For Manufacturing Talent

I received my bachelor and master's degree from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology. For 14 years I worked as a manufacturing engineer, quality engineer and supervisor in the automotive industry. In those capacities I managed several projects that involved tooling designs, capital procurement, machine tool evaluation, run-offs gauge R&Rs and other quality and problem solving methods. For the last 7 years I have been working in advanced manufacturing doing consulting for large and small manufacturers and doing research and development in machining technologies and manufacturing practices.

I have also has worked as an adjunct instructor for Cincinnati State teaching design and solid modeling and University of Cincinnati teaching DFMA on the graduate engineering level.

The reason that I founded Infinity MFG is because I have noticed a growing number of my clients that are requesting training on basic manufacturing concepts in order to promote employees as well as hearing the issues that they have with finding capable talent to hire.

There is clearly a skills gap in the manufacturing sector and I hope that with resources like Infinity MFG and Udemy that we will be able to better address it.

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