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.

CMM Service Technician

Installs and maintains various Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) in the field or internally.
Community/Technical College Program
Vendor/Supplier Jobs

Cutting Tools Sales Engineer

Builds relationships and nurtures leads with customers interested in buying cutting tools.
Community/Technical College Program
Vendor/Supplier Jobs

Machine Shop Manager

Oversees machine shop personnel and supports related departments as required to ensure work is completed on time, on budget, and meets standards.
4-Year Degree Program
Mid-Management

Machine Tool Service Technician

Installs and maintains various CNC machine tools either in the field or internally.
Community/Technical College Program
Vendor/Supplier Jobs

Machine Tools Sales Engineer

Builds relationships and nurtures leads with customers interested in buying machine tools.
Community/Technical College Program
Vendor/Supplier Jobs

Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Applies technical expertise and skills to plan, design, set up, modify, optimize, and monitor manufacturing processes.
4-Year Degree Program
Mid-Management

Quality Control Manager

Develops, implements and manages quality control systems designed to ensure products meet or exceed specifications. Supervises a team of quality control inspectors.
4-Year Degree Program
Mid-Management
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