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“A wood product manufacturing operative produces high volume, repetitive, engineered products from timber” A wood product manufacturing operative produces high volume, repetitive, engineered products from timber, such as roofing components,

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“A technical dyer and colourist produces highly specialised dyes and colours to provide dye and colour chemistry in the production of textiles, apparel, upholstery and fashion fabrics” A technical dyer

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“A metal fabricator uses rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet to aid the construction and engineering of components and structures” A metal fabricator uses rolled steel

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“A materials science technologist ensures that materials are fit for purpose in terms of product innovation, performance, failure diagnosis, operational management, process and manufacturing” The materials science technologist role is

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“A manufacturing manager oversees the manufacturing process to make sure that performance output meets customer expectations and is cost-effective” A manufacturing manager oversees the manufacturing process to make sure that

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“A manufacturing engineer supports the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture” A manufacturing engineer supports the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is pivotal

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“A leather craftsperson produces the leather or manufactures leather goods for a number of markets” A leather craftsperson produces the leather or manufactures leather goods for a number of markets,

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“A lean manufacturing operative builds products with different specifications” A lean manufacturing operative builds products with different specifications. For example, in automotive manufacturing, an operative will contribute to the high-volume

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