Operation Next
3.5 Million Jobs

A Manufacturing career.
It's your next mission

A mission focused on building next-generation technologies and products, using cutting-edge technology and carefully honed skills. You're cut out for this.

As one of the founding institutes of ManufacturingUSA, LIFT’s employer members include some of the largest manufacturers in the country and their suppliers. They are ready to connect with talent like you.

Manufacturing Is a Career. Not Just a Job.

Operation Next gives you foundational training to prepare you for one of the two most in-demand jobs in the country: CNC machining and Industrial Technology Maintenance. From here, you can advance within these jobs or expand to other areas of manufacturing operations like engineering, sales or even entrepreneurship.

Machining

CEO or Machine Shop Owner

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Engineering Manager

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Sales Engineer

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Manufacturing Quality Manager

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CNC Programmer

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CNC Machinist

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CNC Operator

Industrial Technology Maintenance

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Owner of Maintenance Company

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Facilities Manager

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Lead Mechanic

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Manufacturing Production Tech

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Maintenance Technician

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Industrial Mechanic

Skills In-Demand

Manufacturing Skills In-Demand

If you've served in the military, chances are you already have many of the skills and experiences manufacturing employers need. These skills include:


EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Preventive Maintenance

Troubleshooting, Problem Solving

Communications Skills, Customer Service

Physical Demand

Computer Skills, Microsoft Office

Writing, English

Organizational Skills, Detail-oriented, Planning

Supervisory Skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Repair, Inspection

Plumbing, HVAC

Welding

Carpentry

Electrical Systems

Machinery, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Machining

Scheduling

Schematic Diagrams

Painting

Industrial Operations

What Are THe Jobs

CNC OPERATOR

A CNC Operator produces machined parts by programming and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintains quality and safety standards; keeps records; and maintains equipment and supplies.

Industrial Maintenance Technician

These technicians are responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes.