Careers in Manufacturing

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in manufacturing? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Manufacturing Careers

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Manufacturing deals with the creation of goods by using people, machines, and other technologies. Manufacturing jobs can be found in a variety of businesses, from cars to pharmaceutical goods.

Not every manufacturing job is on the line working with the products. A few manufacturing jobs that you may want to consider as a recent grad include:

While many jobs dealing directly with the products require more hands-on experience than education, most of the jobs listed above require a bachelor’s degree, a possible exception being quality assurance and control. You’ll also need an ability to pay attention to detail.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Manufacturing

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Goodweave - Goodweave is a Washington, DC based non-profit that “is helping to combat this problem and transform the rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs."

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Job TitleLocation
Program AssistantWashington, DC
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Spatial - Spatial is a Broomfield, CO based company that is “the leading provider of 3D components for technical application development across a broad range of industries.”

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StoveTeam International - StoveTeam International is a Eugene, OR non-profit that's making cooking safer in the developing world by helping people produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves.

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No current job openings.

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Shapeways - Shapeways is a New York, NY based company that has built “the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community.”

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FATHOM - FATHOM is an Oakland, CA studio that uses its “expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing to help customers innovate faster and more efficiently.”

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Shinola Logo

Shinola - Shinola is a Detroit, MI based company that is all about bringing back the strength of American manufacturing by producing watches, bicycles, leather, and journals.

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Maker’s Row - Maker's Row is a New York, NY based startup that wants “to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access.”

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Beyond Meat Logo

Beyond Meat - Beyond Meat is a Manhattan Beach, CA based company “focused on perfectly replacing animal protein with plant protein" to create "nutritional value at lower cost.”

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Annin Flagmakers

Annin Flagmakers - Annin Flagmakers is based in Roseland, NJ and is America’s oldest and largest flag manufacturer.

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No current job openings.


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Advantage Business Media - Advantage Business Media is a Rockaway, NJ based “digital business-to-business information company” that “has successfully transitioned" from print to digital.

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Velcro - Velcro is a Manchester, NH based company that makes hook-and-loop fasteners (you knew they were called that, right?), and they're hiring.

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Amy’s Kitchen - Amy's Kitchen is a Petaluma, CA based natural frozen foods company that is all vegetarian and mostly organic. They have some great jobs for new grads.

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Octopart - Octopart is a NYC based company that has developed a search technology to help engineers and scientists build the next generation of electronic devices.

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No current job openings.


Niner Bikes Logo

Niner Bikes - Niner Bikes is a company full of bikers, so if you’re into bikes, you have to check out their Jobs page.

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No current job openings.

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Quickparts - Quickparts is an Atlanta, GA based company that offers custom manufacturing, and they have a number of job opportunities available.

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Job TitleLocation
Maintenance TechnicianMonroe, NC
CNC ProgrammerChicago, IL
Tool DesignerSaint Augustine, FL
Machine EngineerOrlando, FL
Quality EngineerCharleston, SC
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OpGen Logo

OpGen - If you are interested in genetics and the science behind Optical Mapping, then you may want to consider check out Jobs at OpGen.

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Job TitleLocation
Bioinformatics Scientist (BSE)Gaithersburg, MD
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Jaguar Land Rover - Jaguar doesn’t offer much information about their company or their careers on their website, but there is a bit of info on U.S. opportunities.

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Russell Stover - I have to admit that Russell Stover doesn't always do it for me at Easter time, but working for them would still be a delicious opportunity.

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Necco - Can you craft your entire resume out of Conversation Hearts? If so, then Necco in Rever, MA might be the perfect place for your first job.

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Anti-eco - Anti-eco's goal is to "create a product that is as planet-conscious as it is cheeky." They do just that, and they're hiring to help grow the business.

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No current job openings.

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Vibram - I’ve been meaning to feature Vibram for at least a year, but only now have I found enough information to give you a good start on learning about jobs with them.

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Job TitleLocation
Tester Team EngineerConcord, MA
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Advanced BioHealing - Once you get a feel for how Advanced BioHealing works and operates, then you can check out their Careers page.

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No current job openings.


Hostess Brands Logo

Hostess Brands - If it sounds like a brand that you might want to be a part of, then you can check out Hostess Brands’ Jobs page.

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RKS Logo

RKS - I’m not sure what it takes to get an entry level job at RKS, but you can be sure that you have to be very good at what you do.

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Liberty Tire Recycling Logo

Liberty Tire Recycling - Liberty Tire Recycling is a Pittsburgh, PA based company that does all kinds of cool things with used tires. They're growing, so they might be hiring.

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