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Trades & Industry

Do you love building or fixing things?

From welders to home builders to auto mechanics, Trades & Industry students are in high demand.

Careers in Trades & Industry:

The career possibilities are truly endless. If these careers inspire you please talk with your guidance counselor about CTE, or contact the technical college nearest you!

Manufacturing, Production:

Assembler • Automated Manufacturing Technician • Bookbinder • Calibration Technician • Electrical Installer and Repairer • Electromechanical Equipment Assembler • Extruding and Drawing Machine Setter/Set-Up Operator • Extrusion Machine Operator • Foundry Worker • Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Operator • Hand Packers and Packager Hoist and Winch Operator • Instrument Maker • Large Printing Press Machine Setter and Set-Up OperatorMachine Operator • Manager, Supervisor • Medical Appliance Maker • Milling Machine Setter, Set-Up Operator • Millwright • Operator, Tender, Cutter/Brazer, Solderer, Machine Operator • Painter • Pattern & Model Maker • Precision Layout Worker • Precision Optical Goods Worker • Production AssociateSheet Metal WorkerSolderer and BrazerTool and Die MakerWelder

Manufacturing Production Process Development:

Design Engineer • Electrical and Electronics Technician and Technologist • Electronics Engineer • Engineering and Related Technician and Technologist • Engineering TechnicianIndustrial Engineer • Labor Relations Manager • Manufacturing EngineerManufacturing TechnicianPower Generating and Reactor Plant Operator • Precision Inspector, Tester, and Grader • Process Improvement Technician • Production Manager • Purchasing Agent • Supervisor

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Installation & Repair:

Biomedical Equipment TechnicianBoilermaker • Communication System Installer/Repairer • Computer Installer/Repairer • Computer Maintenance Technician • Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer • Facility Electrician • Industrial Electronic Installer/Repairer • Industrial Facilities Manager • Industrial Machinery MechanicIndustrial Maintenance Electrician • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic • Industrial Maintenance Technician • Instrument Calibration and Repairer • Instrument Control Technician • Job/Fixture Designer • Laser Systems Technician • Maintenance Repairer • Major Appliance RepairerMeter Installer/RepairerMillwrightPlumber, Pipefitter and SteamfitterSecurity System Installer/Repairer

Manufacturing, Quality Assurance:

Calibration Technician • Inspector • Lab Technician • Process Control Technician • Quality Control Technician • Quality Engineer • SPC Coordinator

Manufacturing, Logistics & Inventory Control:

Communications, Transportation and Utilities ManagerDispatcherFreight, Stock, and Material Mover • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator • Logistical Engineer • Logistician • Material Associate • Material Handler • Material Mover • Process Improvement Technician • Quality Control Technician • Traffic Manager • Traffic, Shipping, and Receiving Clerk

Manufacturing, Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance:

Environmental Engineer • Environmental Specialist • Health and Safety Representative • Safety Coordinator • Safety Engineer • Safety Team Leader • Safety Technician

Transportation, Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance:

Facility Maintenance Managers and Engineers • Industrial Equipment Mechanics • Industrial Electricians • Electrical/Electronic Technicians Mobile Equipment: General–Mobile Equipment Maintenance Managers • Electrical and Electronic Installers and Repairers (Transportation Equipment) • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics Air/Space—Aerospace Engineering and Operations TechniciansAircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians • Airframe Mechanics • Power plant Mechanics • Aircraft Engine Specialists • Avionics Technicians Water—Ship Mechanics and Repairers • Motorboat MechanicsAutomotive/Truck Mechanics • Auto Body Repairers • Rail Car Repairers • Signal and Track Switch RepairersRail Locomotive Mechanics and Repairers • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers (Motor Vehicle) • Automotive Body and Related RepairersAutomotive Service Technicians and Mechanics • Automotive Master Mechanics • Automotive Specialty Technicians • Bus and Truck Mechanics • Diesel Engine Specialists • Motorcycle MechanicsBicycle Repairers

Transportation Systems / Infrastructure Planning, Management, and Regulation:

Urban and Regional PlannersCivil EngineersEngineering TechniciansSurveying and Mapping Technicians • Government Service Executives • Environmental Compliance InspectorsAir Traffic ControllersAviation Inspectors • Traffic Engineers • Traffic TechniciansMotor Vehicle InspectorsFreight InspectorsRailroad InspectorsMarine Cargo Inspectors • Vessel Traffic Control Specialists • Public Transportation Inspectors • Regulators • Inspectors and other federal/state/local transportation agency jobs

Pre-Construction:

ArchitectArchitectural and Civil DrafterCivil Engineer (structural, geotechnical, transportation, etc.)Civil Engineering Technician • Code Official • Computer Aided Drafter (CAD)Cost EstimatorDrafter • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician • Electrical Engineer (electronics, security, telecommunications) • Environmental Designer • Environmental Engineer (hydro engineering, acoustical, etc.)Environmental Engineering TechnicianFire Prevention and Industrial EngineerInterior Designer • Landscape Designer • Landscape ArchitectMaterials EngineerMechanical DrafterMechanical Engineer (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, etc.) • Modeler (traditional and computer) Planner/Designer • Preservationist • Programmer • Protection Engineer • Regional and Urban Renderer (traditional and computer) • Specifications Writer • Building Surveying and Mapping TechnicianSurveyor

Construction:

BoilermakerCarpenterCarpet InstallerConcrete Finisher • Construction Craft Laborer • Construction Engineer • Construction Foreman • Construction Inspector • Construction ManagerDrywall Installer • Education and Training Director/Coordinator • Electrical & Power Transmission Installer • Electrician • Electronic Systems Technician • Elevator Installer • Equipment and Material Manager • EstimatorExplosives Worker • Field Supervisor • Floor Layer • General Contractor/Builder • GlazierHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration MechanicInsulation WorkerIron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)Landscaper/Groundskeeper • Lineworker • Manufacturer’s Representative • Mason • MillwrightPainterPaperhangerPipefitterPipelayer • Pipeline Installer • Plasterer/DrywallPlumber • Preservationist • Project Inspector • Project ManagerRoofer • Safety Director • Sales and Marketing ManagerSchedulerSecurity and Fire Alarm Systems Installer • Service Contractor • Sheet Metal Worker • Specialty Contractor • Specialty Trades Subcontractor • Steamfitter • Subcontractor • Superintendent • System Installer • Terrazo Worker and Finisher • Tile and Marble Setter

Construction, Maintenance / Operations:

BoilermakerCarpenterCarpet InstallerConcrete FinisherConstruction Manager • Construction Engineer • Construction Foreman • Construction Inspector • Cost Estimator • Demolition Engineer • Drywall InstallerElectrician • Elevator InstallerEnvironmental Engineer • Equipment and Material Manager • Estimator • Facilities Engineer • Field Supervisor • General Maintenance Contractor • GlazierHazardous Materials RemoverHeating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic • Heavy Equipment Operator • Highway Maintenance Worker • Hydro Testing Technician • Insulation Worker • Iron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)Landscaper/Groundskeeper • Maintenance Estimator • Maintenance Planner/Scheduler • Manufacturer’s Representative • Mason • MillwrightOperating EngineerPaperhangerPipefitterPipelayerPlumber • Preservationist • Project Inspector • Project Manager • Refractory Technician • Relay Technician Reliability Engineer • Remodeler • Restoration Technician • Safety Director • Sales and Marketing ManagerSchedulerSecurity and Fire Alarm System Installer • Security Controls Manager • Service Contractor • Sheet Metal Worker • Specialty Trades Contractor • Steamfitter • Subcontractor • Substation Mechanic Superintendent • System Installer • Terrazo Worker and Finisher • Thermal Control Technician • Tile and Marble Setter • Utility Metering & Reg. Technician Wastewater Maintenance