Manufacturing Careers

You're interested in a hands-on career or further training for your current job. NCC is prepared to get you from the classroom into the workplace.

Manufacturing companies are in desperate need of people trained for high-tech, computer-controlled systems operations, maintenance, installation and calibration, and well-trained welding technicians who can fabricate and read blueprints. NCC can train you for rewarding careers in both Advanced Manufacturing (Instrumentation) and Welding, providing you with the industry-recognized skills to become a desirable candidate for local employers.

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Technicians in the Instrumentation field:

  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems that occur on automated or manually operated manufacturing machines.
  • Install equipment, devices, instruments and systems.
  • Calibrate (make adjustments to) measuring and control instruments.
  • Can work in a variety of different industries including, but not limited to:
    • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
    • Biotech manufacturing
    • Food processing and manufacturing
    • Water and waste water treatment plants
    • Bottling plants
    • Packaging plants

Technicians training in the Welding and Fabrication field will:

  • Acquire rigging skills required for installation, setting or moving of industrial equipment and the use of ladders and scaffolding
  • Learn the proper selection, safe use, care and maintenance of both hand and power tools.
  • Interpret and sketch engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Are provided with the basic theoretical knowledge to be able to weld safely and effectively.

Career Outlook:

According to the PA Career Link Job & Labor Market Outlook for the Lehigh Valley (PDF),  Manufacturing jobs were up 300 from last year and the average annual wage for those working on commercial and industrial equipment is $50,580.

Both the Instrumentation and Welding programs are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance "PATH" program, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education that will have long-term impact in strengthening the relationships between graduating students and local employers.

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This program is funded in part/in whole by the U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.