Career Pathways

The NIMS Career Pathway Tool helps employers, job seekers and educators understand the numerous career pathways in the industry and what NIMS credentials really mean—how they help validate skills at a variety of levels and how they can be earned to help students and workers enter and advance in careers. The goal is to help employers enhance HR practices; help educators design better curriculum; and provide actionable career information to job seekers.

Use the filters below to search through different positions available in manufacturing, and how NIMS credentials relate at every level.

CEO

Responsible for the company’s operations and profitability; ensures the company is in compliance with regulations and laws; writes the major policies for the company; keeps the board and essential staff members informed of critical information about the health and operations of the company.
Advanced Degree Program
Executive/Entrepreneurial

CNC Machinist

Setup and operates CNC turning and milling machines; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; maintains equipment and supplies.
Apprenticeship
Technical Leadership (shop floor)

CNC Milling Specialist

Setup and operates CNC Milling Machines; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; maintains equipment and supplies.
Community/Technical College Program
Technical Leadership (shop floor)

CNC Turning Specialist

Setup and operate CNC Turning Center; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; maintains equipment and supplies.
Community/Technical College Program
Technical Leadership (shop floor)

Journeyperson Machinist

Produces parts from a print without supervision; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; maintains equipment and supplies.
Apprenticeship
Technical Leadership (shop floor)

Machine Shop Owner

Responsible for the company’s operations and profitability; ensures the company is in compliance with regulations and laws; writes the major policies for the company.
4-Year Degree Program
Executive/Entrepreneurial

Parts Inspector

Performs inspections, checks, tests, and sampling procedures of incoming materials, parts and components used in the manufacturing process.
Community/Technical College Program
Technical Leadership (shop floor)
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