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What is manufacturing?

Manufacturing is the process of changing raw or processed materials into products people can use. Manufacturing in Florida includes food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and instruments, metals and plastics, electronics and technical instruments, aerospace components, transportation, household goods, and industrial and construction components.

Advanced manufacturing employs information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking, and uses cutting edge materials and emerging capabilities enabled by the physical and biological sciences. This involves both new ways to manufacture existing products and the creation of new products using emerging, advanced technologies.

What kinds of jobs are available in advanced manufacturing?

Contrary to its negative image of the past, manufacturing has recently transformed into an advanced industry with a vibrant future. Today’s companies need skilled technicians to navigate and operate complex technology including computers, robotics and precision machines. Occupations in advanced manufacturing include: aerospace technician, production operations specialist, metal fabricator, circuit designer, processing equipment operator, machine tool cutting operator/tender, quality control supervisor, automation technician/engineer, computer technician, design engineer, and many more.



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