South Shore Workforce Development Board Manufacturing Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
Please enter the information indicated below.

First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State/Province
(US/Canada):
Postal Code:

Required 2.

Market Segmentation and Business Trends

Please indicate the principal markets in which you conduct your manufacturing business (Please check all that apply)

MARKETS;

 

Defense
Aerospace
Medical Device
Commercial
Electronics
Material Handling
Life Sciences
Power Generation
Automotive
Oil / Gas Field
Packaging
Other  
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Required 3.
Do you have plans for growing or expanding your company over the next three (3) years ? If so, please indicate if the growth plans involve any of the following actions:

 

ACTIONS;

Introducing New Products
Introducing or Integrating New Technologies
Building Relocation / Expansion
Achieving Greater Cost Efficiencies
Accessing New Markets
Other  
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Required 4.
Workforce Needs

Number of Production employees retiring in the next three (3) years whose positions will need to be replaced.

 

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Required 5.
Number of NEW Production employees you project hiring over the next three (3) years.
 

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Required 6.
Based upon your responses to No. 3 and 4 above, please estimate the number of Replacement and NEW employees in each of the job classifications in which you anticipate hiring in the next three (3) years.?
 0 employees 1 employees 2 employees 3 employees 4 employees 5 employees 6 employees 7 employees 8 employees 9 employees 10 or More 
Machinist
Tool Maker
General Machine Operator
CNC Machinist
CNC Operator
Process Engineer
CNC Programmer
QC Inspector
CAD/CAM Technician
Engineer / Software Technician
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Required 7.
Please identify the most important factors/characteristics that you consider in hiring production employees. Please list in Priority Order

(1 = Highest Priority)
 
Technical Skills and Competencies
Interest in Learning and Self-Improvement
Attitude and Motivation
Related Experience in Manufacturing
Education / Training Beyond High School
Associates Degree in Manufacturing Related Fields
Natonally Recognized Credential
Work Shift Flexibility
Other, Please Specify
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Required 8.
Which of the following competencies/attributes would you like new pipeline employees to possess ? Please list in Priority Order.

 


(1 = Highest Priority)
 
Basic Employability/Job Readiness Skills
Mechanical Aptitude
Hands On Machining Skills
Reading / Writing / Verbal Skills
Mathematics Skills
Read and Interpret Blueprints
Other: (Please Specifiy)
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Required 9.

Please identify the sources that have been most successful for your company in recruiting and hiring of both Experienced and New pipeline production employees. Please list in Priority Order.


(1 = Highest Priority)
 
Private Employment or Recruiting Agencies
Temporary Employment Agencies
Vocational High Schools / High Schools
One Stop Career Centers
Internet
Community Colleges
Newspaper Advertisements
Career and Technology Fairs
Employee Referrals
Industry Networking Events
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Required 10.

Manufacturing Operations.

Please indicate which of the following Improvement Methodologies you regularly use in your manufacturing operations.

Continuous Improvement Program
Quality Certifications (ISO, etc.)
Cellular Manufacturing
5 S Workplace Organization
Just-in-Time Material Flow
Value Stream Mapping
Kanban and Pull Systems
Other  
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Required 11.

Please identify the following emerging manufacturing technologies that might be relevant to your company or that you want to learn more about:

 Interest in Emerging Manufacturing Technologies YES NO Need More Information  
Sensing, measurement and process control  
MT Connect  
New materials design, synthesis and processing  
Digital manufacturing technologies and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)  
Sustainable manufacturing  
Metal additive manufacturing  
Industrial robotics  
Advanced forming and joining technologies  
Other (Please specifiy):  
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Required 12.

Education Initiatives

Which of the following initiatives should the South Shore Workforce Development Board focus on to assist the educational system in preparing students for careers in the advanced manufacturing industry? Please list in Priority Order.


(1 = Highest Priority)
 
Align Technical Curriculum with Industry Needs
Strengthen Employability Readiness Instruction for Students
Develop Paid / Unpaid Summer Employment Opportunities for Students and Manufacturing Companies
Develop Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunities for Vocational Teachers at Manufacturing Companies
Increase Informational Programs / Activities for Counselors and Teachers
Increase Career Awareness Programs / Events for Parents
Other:
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Required 13.
Please indicate which of the following workforce development initiatives your company is interested in becoming involved in to strengthen the regional manufacturing industry.
Speaking to Parent Organizations / Student Groups Regarding Careers in Precision Manufacturing
Exhibiting at Education Career and Technology Fairs
Contributing Tools / Materials to Schools
Working with Instructors to Incorporate Industry Standards into Curriculum
Serving as Mentors / Advisors at Selected Schools
Instituting Company Sponsored Educational Scholarships
Hiring Vocational / Community College Teachers for Paid Summer Work
Other  
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Required 14.
Please indicate if your company would be interested in providing the following career related activities/supports to students in the Machine Tool Technology Program at the technical high schools in the South Shore Region.
Job Shadowing
Cooperative Education Program
Unpaid School Year Internships
Paid Summer Employment
Part Time After-School/Saturday Employment
Other  
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Required 15.
Which of the following broad-based initiatives should be considered to strengthen precision manufacturing as a critical industry sector in the South Shore Region and in the Commonwealth ? Please List in Priority Order.

(1 = Highest Priority)
 
State-Wide Marketing Campaign to Promote Precision Manufacturing Industry
Development of a Coordinated Applicant Referral System
Continued Alignment of the Educational / Training Infrastructure and Programs with Industry Needs
Expanded Professional Development / Continuous Improvement Programs for Incumbent Employees
Programs to Increase School, Student, and Parent Awareness of Careers in Precision Manufacturing
Other (Please Specifiy):
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Required 16.

Please indicate which of the following organizations/sources your company has successfully used for the education / training of your production employees?


Organizations / Sources

Internal Staff
External Consultants
Industry Associations / Organizations
Regional Employment Boards
Technical / Vocational High Schools
Community Colleges / Universities
MA Workforce Training Fund Programs (WTFP)
Online Training
Other  
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Required 17.

Which of the following technology areas should be more fully integrated into the curriculum in the Machine Tool Technology Programs at the vocational technical high schools ? Please list in Priority Order.

TECHNOLOGY AREAS;


(1 = Priority)
 
CNC Set-Up and Operation
Quality Inspection Techniques
Reading Interpreting Operations Sheets / Blueprints
Basic CNC Programming
CAD Fundamentals
3-D Printing Basics
Basic Rapid Prototyping
Solid Modeling
Other
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Required 18.

Which of the following technology areas should be more fully integrated into the curriculum in the manufacturing / engineering technology programs / courses at the community college level? Please List in Priority Order.

TECHNOLOGY AREAS;


(1 = Priority)
 
Multi-Axis Machining Techniques
Tool Holding, Measuring and Inspection
Using Solid Models in CAM Programs
Quality Assurance and Process Control
CAD Fundamentals
Rapid Prototyping
CNC Programming and Verification
Lean Manufacturing Theory and Implementation
Supply Chain Management Principles
3-D Printing
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19.

Please add any comments that will assist the South Shore Workforce Development Board team and our Community Partners in the development of a Strategic Plan to address the Manufacturing Workforce needs of the South Shore.

 

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