November/December 2013 | Volume 1 - Issue 2 | View Web Version


N.E.A.T. Newsletter
New and Emerging Automation & Technology.

Connecting Manufacturers, Educators, Students and Parents with Indiana's Workforce

Welcome to the N.E.A.T. newsletter. In this newsletter we will introduce you to local manufacturers and highlight some of the career opportunities available in our area. We will also discuss information about other activities and accomplishments of youth in our region. This information you need to help you to go from Classroom to a Career

An Inside View: Thyssen Krupp Presta

Featured Employer

videoWhat kind of car do you or your parents drive? Would it surprise you that the steering columns used by many major automotive manufacturers such as the Ford Mustang were manufactured in the Industrial Park in Terre Haute, Indiana?

This month our featured company is ThyssenKrupp Presta. At the Terre Haute plant, ThyssenKrupp manufactures steering columns in a state of the art facility.

ThyssenKruppYou can visit the ThyssenKrupp website at:

Interview with the Employees

Kacie Dowers
- Quality Engineer
- Thyssen Krupp Presta

Devon Blake
- Team Leader
- Thyssen Krupp Presta

Mark Otto
- Maintenance Technician
- Thyssen Krupp Presta

Education Through Experiential Learning

Manufacturing Day a Huge Success

On Friday, October 4th, the Wabash Valley participated in National Manufacturing Day. Mayor Duke Bennett presented a proclamation declaring Friday, October 4, 2013 Manufacturing Day in Terre Haute, Indiana. This special event was held at Marion Manufacturing, located at 1126 West National Avenue, West Terre Haute, IN 47885.

Manufacturing Day is an annual event that occurs nationwide on the first Friday of October. It has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing's value to the U.S. Economy.

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Did You Know?

  • In 2012, the average wage for a Machinery Maintenance Worker in Indiana was $19.75 per hour.
  • In 2012, the national average wage for Machinery Maintenance Workers was $19.53 per hour.
  • You can attend Industrial Maintenance programs at Indiana State, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University.

Find Your Career

Maintenance Technicians such as the ones featured in these interviews perform work involving the skills to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Samples of job titles in the Maintenance field include: Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Engineer, Process Technician, Equipment Engineering Technician, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Building Mechanic, Facilities Technician

Education: To succeed in industrial maintenance, students should develop their skill in electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and simple machines (many cases taught in advanced manufacturing classes). Depending upon the workplace, other skill that would be beneficial are welding, machining, and programmable logic controls knowledge. Locating and interpreting information is also a critical skill. Companies depend on Maintenance Technicians to be able to measure accurately and to be great problem solvers.

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