In Your Backyard

Local Manufacturing is much more than you think. There are opportunities right here “In Your Backyard” that allow for viable careers that do not involve a four-year college and often technical training at Montcalm Community College will be paid by your employer.


To explore the opportunities “In Your Backyard”:


Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand Less than High School $11.72
Production Workers, All Other H.S. Diploma or equivalent $12.56
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Machine Programmer/Operator/Tender Postsecondary Non-degree $16.33
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General H.S. Diploma or equivalent $16.24
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Postsecondary Non-degree $24.45
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics H.S. Diploma or equivalent $13.47
Sales Representative H.S. Diploma or equivalent $24.41
Industrial Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer Bachelor’s Degree $32.69
General & Operations Managers Bachelor’s Degree $42.07
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers H.S. Diploma or equivalent $16.09
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers H.S. Diploma or equivalent $13.37
Machinist H.S. Diploma or equivalent $16.95
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks H.S. Diploma or equivalent $14.97
Tool and Die Makers H.S. Diploma or equivalent $23.06
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers  H.S. Diploma or equivalent  $14.86
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administration Support Workers H.S. Diploma or equivalent  $20.72
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants H.S. Diploma or equivalent $13.79
Human Resources Specialists Bachelor’s Degree $22.75
Receptionist & Information Clerks H.S. Diploma or equivalent $12.44
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers H.S. Diploma or equivalent $13.37
Mechanical Engineers Bachelor’s Degree $31.88
Sales Managers Bachelor’s Degree $37.20
Electrical Engineers Bachelor’s Degree $34.84
Financial Advisor / Analyst Bachelor’s Degree $24.85


Some of our local manufacturers

Click below to see their story

There are over 40 manufacturing facilities just in the Greenville area

Click on the link below to view a detailed list of the nearby facilities


Would you like to request a tour of one of Greenville's facilities?

Please send a request along with your name and contact information to:

Pre-Apprentice Program at MCC

This program is designed to allow students to take apprentice coursework before being hired into a local manufacturing firm as an apprentice. All students start by completing the Pre-Apprentice Core. Students should be applying at local companies to gain employment before choosing a pathway (if possible).

Go to or call Lisa at 989-328-1231 for more information.

Job Shadow

This is a one-time opportunity to spend time in an area of career interest and shadow a professional to observe and get a better understanding of the job elements of a specific career choice.

Click here for more information.

Greenville the world is in your back yard

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