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What is the hardest part about manufacturing?

I am a middle school student and I took a quiz in class that told me manufacturing would be a good career choice for me. #school #student #graduate-school #high-school-classes #college #manufacturing

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Ryan’s Answer

Great question, the manufacturing industry is a very prosperous career path to take. Your first step is finding out which job you would enjoy doing in this field. As manufacturing is a very big field. The link below has a listing of different jobs that you could choose from in this field along with a job description of each and what it takes to become each one.


This is good information but doesn't directly answer the question. What would the most difficult part of manufacturing? Gurpreet Lally

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Cheryl’s Answer

There are a couple things to know about manufacturing. First, it has changed a lot. These days robotics is a big part of manufacturing. This means robots do a lot of the manufacturing work, but somebody needs to know how to work those robots. This is a great field to get into.
Manufacturing is also about building quality products in a reasonable time. Sometimes the work is routine, repeating processes. You develop a rhythm, but that can be stopped on occasion due to problems that need to be corrected. (Fix the issue.) You have to be prepared for making adjustments and problem solving. You should go to the Ford Rouge plant to watch cars being built. That’s big time manufacturing. Talk to your school about making that happen.

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Hector’s Answer

Donovan, From your perspective, the hardest part of Manufacturing will be deciding where to start. Back in my day, there wasn't as many alternatives as there are now for Manufacturing Careers to follow: If you follow a vocational skill path, there are machinists, electricians, carpenters, electronic technicians, Metrologists, manufacturing technologist, HVAC technicians, Maintenance technicians, PLC programmers, Software programmers, and a few more positions I am very much missing for which choosing select vocational courses over a period of four to five years, can prepare you to a very fulfilling and employable life career.
If you follow the college path, Agronomers, Chemists, physicists, mathematicians, Engineers, Human Resources professionals, are careers that can provide you with a challenging and fulfilling profession, as Mechanical Engineering did for me.
Look toward your present situation: how do you feel toward the sciences, mathematics in general. Do you like them? Do you enjoy doing exercises and learning about them? Maybe a college career or a community college career may be for you. However, if you feel more or less ok about the sciences, and you enjoy building a bike, assembling a computer, working the soil in a garden, working on a motor, and fixing it, maybe a vocational path may be more fulfilling.
One thing I will share with you from my experience for both paths: If you have a chance of getting two degrees or vocations at the same time you are studying for (say you are studying electronic tech course, try to get an HVAC course and a machinist course also or if you are studying Mechanical engineer, try to study two more years and get an electrical engineer or industrial engineer ). In short, get as much as a skill or profession set you can get in those years you are studying: it will help you immensely in your future for your understanding as well as for your job availability.

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Owen’s Answer

What is the hardest part about manufacturing? It depends; for some it is the never ending challenges manufacturing presents as you try to improve on how you build the product. For others it is the daily boredom of building the same thing day after day,