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Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

Career Outlook

Job opportunities are available throughout the manufacturing sector-in both large and small, local and national companies involved in the full range of operations-from research and development through mass production. Although the program is designed to educate students as technical managers, graduates are employed in numerous capacities. The median starting salary for 2019/2020 SMFG graduates was $68,500 per year for these entry-level positions:

  • Manufacturing/Operations Manager
  • Maintenance/Testing Manager
  • Manufacturing/Applications/Project Engineer
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Technical Sales/Purchasing Representative
  • Production Planner/Supervisor
  • Quality Engineer/Specialist
  • Tooling/Process Designer
  • Technical Instructor/Trainer