Manufacturing Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Skills List in Manufacturing

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Manufacturing role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Manufacturing job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 34% of Manufacturing job descriptions contained manufacturing as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

manufacturing
34%
production
21%
manufacturing operative
13%
engineering
13%
assembly
13%
ci
9%
extrusion operator
9%
manufacturing operator
9%
operative
9%
engineer
9%
manufacturing engineer
9%
birmingham
5%
packing
5%
machine operator
5%
head of operations
5%
manufacturing manager
5%
pfmea
5%
npi
5%
dfmea
5%
8d
5%
reliability
5%
opex
5%
six sigma
5%
organisational skills
5%
good time keeping
5%
factory/machine experience
5%
stafford
5%
head of production
5%
operator
5%
assembler
5%
production planning
5%
mechanical engineering
5%
process improvement
5%
electronics manufacturing
5%
bom
5%
tamworth
5%
staffordshire
5%
coventry
5%
quality
5%
qhse
5%
purchasing
5%
procurement
5%
operations manager
5%
operations director
5%
nuneaton
5%
maintenance
5%
health and safety
5%
warehouse
5%
manufacturing processes
5%
manufacturer
5%
industrial sewing
5%
drawings
5%
aerospace
5%
team leadership
5%
team building
5%
safety regulations
5%
quality control
5%
mrp
5%
sewing
5%
lean manufacturing
5%
continuous improvement
5%
communication skills
5%
continuous improvements
5%
site operations manager
5%
production manager
5%
production director
5%
plant manager
5%
manufacturing operations manager
5%
construction industry
5%
change
5%
kaizen
5%
green belt
5%
black belt
5%
5s
5%
welding
5%
metal fabrication
5%
project management skills
5%
phd
5%
leadership
5%
additive manufacturing
5%
supervisory experience
5%
machine tools
5%
hand tools
5%
h&s training
5%
cnc programming
5%
cnc manufacturing
5%
cnc machine
5%
production operative
5%

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