Precipart to Host National Manufacturing Day on October 6th, 2017
As part of its continuing effort to raise awareness about the outstanding career opportunities available in manufacturing, Precipart, a preferred supplier of high precision custom gears and mechanical components, will again host students, job seekers, and community members on this year’s National Manufacturing Day. The full-day event — which will take place on October 6, 2017 at Precipart’s facility at 120 Finn Court in Farmingdale, New York — is designed to introduce students, job-seekers, and others to today’s manufacturing environment by taking them inside one of Long Island’s most innovative, fast-growing manufacturing companies. To find information or to register for other Manufacturing Day events across the nation, click here.
Connecting with the next generation of manufacturing workers
Precipart has hosted the annual Manufacturing Day event since 2014. Last year, the company hosted 49 students from the William Floyd School District STEM program in Mastic Beach, 28 students from the Wyandanch High School P-Tech (Pathways in Technology) Program, and 21 students from the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Bixhorn Technical Center in Patchogue. In prior years, regional news crews have covered the event.
Manufacturing Day activities include a guided tour, an inside look at Precipart’s modern manufacturing facilities, a host of demonstrations, and the chance for students and guests to personally engage in discussions with Precipart’s engineers, managers, and workers about the many interesting career paths available in manufacturing and the particular skillsets required for a successful career in the field.
An inside look at Precipart’s Products and Capabilities
From prototype through high volume production, Precipart designs and manufactures a full range of gear and motion control components. Precipart-made gears, gearboxes, and electromechanical assemblies are used in critical medical, aerospace and industrial applications.
Paths to a successful career in manufacturing
Manufacturing is a thriving business and a major driving factor in the U.S. economy. Currently, more than 12 million Americans work in manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 2.4 million new U.S.-based manufacturing workers will be needed to work in science and engineering industries in the next decade, according to New York Newsday.
Many of today’s manufacturing positions are very different from those of previous generations. While being able to repair machinery remains an important ability to possess, companies now aggressively seek employees trained to understand all facets of the mechanical systems they’ll be working on. Most new positions require technical training or attaining the minimum of an Associate-level degree.
Currently, demand for workers with programming skills is particularly strong, as manual machines are retired and replaced with CNC machines and robotics, according to Precipart’s Joseph Bryant, Director of Manufacturing. Demand is also strong for those with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees, and for those with credentials in information technology, accounting, and digital marketing.
Precipart’s long-standing support of Manufacturing Day is complemented by the company’s many active partnerships with local educational institutions on Long Island to identify and train future manufacturing workers. Partner institutions include the BOCES Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology STEM high school in Patchogue, and Suffolk County Community College.
The visit will also present current job opportunities at Precipart. Refreshments will be served. Photo identification required.
Register to attend national Manufacturing Day at Precipart: