Manufacturing Day 2016: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  13. October 2016

Farmingdale, NY - October 12, 2016 - Precipart hosted students, job seekers and community members on Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7, 2016, as part of a dedicated effort to address today’s demanding manufacturing environment and the outstanding career opportunities for youth seeking to pursue this field. 

Looking to inspire the next generation of engineers, the Farmingdale-based global company invited local students, particularly those on a STEM or technical career path. Guests included 21 students from the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Bixhorn Technical Center in Bellport, 49 students from the William Floyd School District STEM program in Mastic Beach, and 28 students from the Wyandanch High School P-Tech Program.

Guests were welcomed with multi-building campus tours showcasing how Precipart engineers, designs and manufactures high-precision gears to enhance the lives of the people who interact with their products, from medical professionals and patients, to automotive drivers and passengers. 

This level of observation and interaction provided students with a first-hand look at the company’s acclaimed electromechanical procedures, including gear cutting, grinding, 3D printing, assembly, inspection and testing.  Precipart also shared details on its ongoing collaboration with Project Daniel, a humanitarian initiative to provide prosthetic limbs to amputees in the war-torn country of Sudan. The first patient in the program was a Sudanese boy, Daniel, who lost both of his arms in an explosion at the age of 14.

At the conclusion of the tours, Precipart shared information on job opportunities and spoke on the types of careers in the field.  Representatives also addressed the growing demand, locally and beyond, for highly-skilled professionals in the manufacturing field, who can design, program and operate technology.

“Over the next decade, the industry will see an increasing need to fill millions of manufacturing jobs, many of which could go unfilled if the current outlook does not change,” said Precipart President/CEO John Walter. “We at Precipart are proud to share that we experience double digit growth each year and a high level of employee retention and promotion.  In the past year, we hired 40 full- and part-time employees. Time and time again, our personnel express how rewarding it is to create tangible technology that serves a true purpose.”

For those who are serious about applying their technical, creative, organizational and programmatic skills in a precision machining environment, there is no limit to the potential in this field.  For more information on Precipart’s career opportunities, health benefits and other related information, please click here.

About Precipart
Precipart (www.precipart.com) is a global company engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of high precision mechanical components, assemblies, gears and motion control systems for the most recognized names in the Medical Technology, Aerospace and Industrial sectors. Precipart Group is headquartered in Lyss, Switzerland with a major manufacturing campus in Farmingdale, New York, offices in the United Kingdom and Bangalore, India, and a network of strategic alliances around the world.

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