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Careers in the Composites Industry

The composites industry offers many career opportunities from companies that produce the raw materials to those that manufacture composites. You might also be involved with universities or testing firms that support composites companies in research and product development. Good reading, math and science skills are needed for most industry jobs.

In addition to general management, human resources, safety, maintenance, marketing and sales, other examples of industry jobs are as follows:

Product Design

  • Chemists
  • Engineer (materials, chemical, stress, research and development)
  • Product Designer


  • Laminator
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Mold Fabricator
  • Pattern or Tool Maker
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Scheduler
  • Production Supervisor
  • Tool Designer
  • Tool Engineer
  • Tooling Supervisor
  • Woodworker, Metal Worker or Electrician


  • Technician
  • Test Engineer


  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality Inspector
  • Quality Technician