Manufacturing in Syracuse: Job Outlook and Wage Breakdown

Manufacturing Jobs in Syracuse. Job Outlook and Wage Breakdown

The latest economic forecasts, including those from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), bode very well for those seeking to advance their careers in manufacturing. A number of Syracuse area employers are a part of this encouraging picture.

In its most recent quarterly report, MAPI raised its forecast for U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 2.8 percent this year, up from its December prediction of 2.6 percent. MAPI maintained its 2015 GDP forecast of 3.2 percent. Manufacturing will grow faster than the overall national economy during the next two years.

Also of note:

  • Companies will spend more on equipment and information technology to support this growth. MAPI estimates inflation-adjusted investment on manufacturing equipment to grow 6.5 percent this year and 9.8 percent in 2015. Related information-processing equipment investment will increase by 5.7 percent in 2014 and by an impressive 14.7 percent in 2015.
  • Manufacturing will add 356,000 jobs in the U.S. (nearly 30,000 per month on average) this year. Next year, the sector will grow by 197,000 jobs.

Jobs in Syracuse

It can take hours to comb through jobs online. The recruitment team at Contemporary Personnel has done some of the work for you. Here are just a few highly recommended manufacturing job opportunities in the Syracuse market:


Multiple Opportunities for Quality Engineers


Quality Engineer (Mechanical, Material Science/Metallurgy), Supplier Quality Engineer (Aerospace/Electronics), Senior Product Quality Engineer (Electronics)

Multiple openings are currently available with some of central New York’s top manufacturing companies.

Salary Range:  $65,000 to $85,000/year – Direct Hire

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Lead and Execute CI Processes

Title:  Continuous Improvement Leader – Sand Casting

Responsible for ensuring operational excellence and CI across a diverse manufacturing environment. Lead, facilitate and execute projects using lean principles and processes to drive improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost/productivity and inventory.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related business discipline

Minimum seven years’ CI experience

Experience managing and improving foundry operations

SAP experience a strong plus

Willingness to travel 50 percent internationally

Salary:  $100,000/year – Direct Hire

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Multiple Maintenance Technician Jobs

Work for an established and growing company. Regular first shift opportunities. Troubleshoot and repair plant equipment and machinery. Perform preventive maintenance duties. Identify repair items and obtain quotes for equipment services.


HS diploma or GED

Minimum five years’ related experience

Adept knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, grinders and conveyors

Salary: $20 to $30/hour – Direct Hire

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Work daytime hours in a manufacturing lab.

Title: Manufacturing Lab Technician

Perform tasks required in a manufacturing lab with a specific focus on the operation.


Minimum two years’ technical school

AA or ASS degree or related equivalent experience

Experience in the use of machines to perform highly complex tasks

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

Salary: $9/hour – Contract

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These jobs will fill quickly, so don’t hesitate to apply. For additional opportunities in Syracuse and beyond, visit our career page for more niche-based opportunities or contact the team at Contemporary Personnel today.

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