What Is Precision Production?

There are many different types of products that take someone skilled in that field to create, from textiles to jewelry to clothing to furniture. Precision production workers are found in many different fields. Leatherworking, metalworking, woodworking, boilermaking are all different types of precision production programs offered.

Students that major in precision production will learn about the different tools and the techniques used to make products out of various mediums.

How do I get into Precision Production?

Craftspeople unite! There are courses offered in many trade schools and community colleges where you will be able to get a certificate or associate’s degree allowing you to take your passion from a hobby to a career.

    • Although it’s not altogether necessary, get your high school diploma or GED.
    • Know basic math, especially geometry, and understand how to use computers.
    • Most precision production careers are very hands on, so they will require a certain degree of skill and stamina.
    • Find an internship or apprenticeship.
    • Or start out as an apprentice.
    • Depending on which precision production you specialize it will determine what type of career you can get into.
      • Precision metal working: welding, iron and steel worker, tool and die maker, sheet metal worker, metal fabricator
      • Woodworking: carpentry, woodworking, upholstery and furnishings, cabinet making and millwork, construction, and construction managers
  • Shoe, boot, and leather repair: repair all different types of shoes, purses, belts, and luggage
  • Boilermaking: buildings, ships, or factories
  • Metal and plastic machine workers: model making, cutting, punching, and press machine setting, computer controlled machine tool operator, machine setters among a variety of industries
    • Painting and coating workers: Automotive, furniture, machinery manufacturing

What is the average salary of precision production careers?

Most of the precision production careers are going to experience very slow growth through 2026. In fact, some of these are bordering on extinction and can be considered a lost art, especially as production becomes more animated.

For as many job titles that can be listed under the precision production heading, there are equally as many average salaries, ranging from the mid-$20Ks-$70Ks. Much of the salary will be based on your location, the industry you’re employed in, and how much experience you bring to the table.

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