“It’s no joke: You can be creative with your mind and your hands, and make a product that’s of value.” —Altheha DrePaul, EJ Ajax
What do manufacturing support workers do?
Bring your skills to an employer that values them, whether in accounting and finance, marketing and sales, graphic design, human resources, information technology, safety, strategic planning, scheduling, project management and other business needs.
Be part of a business that makes or contributes to the making of products. Work to solve problems alone and in teams.
Upsides & Downsides: Facts you should know
Companies are actively seeking trained manufacturing support workers.
A competitive salary
Manufacturing support workers in Minnesota earn wages on par with those in their field.
If you’re curious about a wide range of technical skills and jobs, manufacturing runs the gamut.
Wealth of variety
You can find work in numerous types of innovative industries, from beauty to boats to biotech.
Workplace might be loud or messy at times.
Specialists or managers in marketing, sales, training and development, logistics, shipping, finance and accounting, and more. Titles could include:
- HR manager/generalist
- Benefits coordinator
- Training coordinator
- Project manager
- Safety coordinator
- IT administrator
- Marketing communications associate
2–4+ years, depending on your specialty
College programs in manufacturing support
Most Minnesota colleges and universities offer degrees in business, marketing and communications, computer science and other fields relevant to support manufacturing. Depends on the specialty you want to bring to your job. Options abound.