The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. This month, we shine the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association’s Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair.
Machinists play an essential role in the economy. It’s their responsibility to create metal parts that are precise and capable of carrying out a variety of essential tasks. Most machinists need the practice to reach their full potential. But that can be hard to get on the job. Whether you’re an experienced machinist or you’re just getting started, we’ve put together a list of some of the most entertaining and practical projects for you to work on.
Industrial employment opportunities are expanding. During the last 8 months of 2020, more than 820,000 new manufacturing positions became available. That’s leading many individuals to think about pursuing an industrial career. But there’s a larger demand for machinists in some markets than others. We’ve pinpointed which parts of the country are hiring the most machinists.
Whether you’re bored or just looking for something interesting to try, one option you have is to attempt a DIY project. These give you the chance to both hone your existing skills and develop new ones. We’ve put together eight of the most fun DIY electronics projects that you can do at home right now.
Skilled trade workers do a tremendous amount to keep our economy thriving — from electricians to plumbers to machinists, skilled trades may comprise some of our most underappreciated lines of employment. Here’s why skilled manufacturing trades still have such a high value.
The world will always need electricians. They play an essential role in the economy by helping individuals and businesses install, maintain, and repair electrical control systems, wiring, and fixtures. If you’re interested in becoming an electrician, now may be the perfect time to do so. We’ve gathered a list of the top electrician schools and certifications.
Deciding on a career can be tough. There are countless options to consider, each of which comes with its own list of pros and cons. But once you become interested in a career path, it’s important that you consider all of these factors before choosing whether it’s right for you. If you’re interested in becoming a machine operator, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered the most relevant information for you. All that you need to do is keep reading to learn what a machine operator is, how to become one, and why you might want to do that.
Our need for machine labor is constantly evolving. As the products that we manufacture become more complex, so too must the machines that make them. As this cycle has progressed, it’s become more and more difficult for machinists to create parts for industrial machines on their own. But what is a CNC machine? How do they work? Are they difficult to operate? Here’s everything you need to know about CNC machines.
Understanding exactly what a machinist is can be difficult, given the many different things they do. If you’d like to learn more about machinists, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know about the position and what you can do to qualify for it.
Whether you’re already a machine operator or would like to become one, choosing a specialty is an important part of your career. But that can be challenging if you’re not aware of the broader landscape and familiar with the various types of jobs that machine operators do. If you’re wondering how to decide what to specialize in as a machine operator, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know in order to make that decision.