Advanced Powder Products - Clearfield County

Advanced Manufacturing

The top industry in the PA Six region with over 18,000 people employed in the industry.

The region is known as the Powdered Metal Capital of the World serving businesses and industries throughout the nation and the world.

The strength of the manufacturing industry in PA SIX is increasingly focused on advanced additive, high-tech and digital strategies to meet the demands of modern businesses and consumers.

The Advanced Manufacturing (AM) cluster is made up of mostly durable goods manufacturing but also includes wholesalers, and some retailers such as car dealers. Other industry clusters contain segments of manufacturing within them, while the AM cluster is focused around its four sub-clusters:

  • Chemicals, Rubber & Plastics (AM- CRP)
  • Electronics (AM-E)
  • Metals (AM-M)
  • Vehicles & Vehicle Equipment (AM-VVE)

Career pathways in Advanced Manufacturing

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

Miller Fabrication Solutions, Jefferson County
OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • reads with understanding
  • listens with understanding
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Machinists
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics"
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
  • observes critically
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • speaks clearly and concisely
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
  • Electrical Engineers
  • General Manager
  • makes decisions
  • solves problems