Manufacturing Workforce Partnership is a coalition of representatives from The City of Hillsboro, The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, local schools and education partners, and local businesses that are committed to helping you find a successful career in Advanced Manufacturing. 

Hillsboro, Oregon is a major employment center within the Portland metropolitan area and it’s a place where things are made. Compared to the US average, Hillsboro has more than three to five times the concentration of engineering jobs and twice as many computer jobs.

In Hillsboro, we make cool stuff!

Our Advanced Manufacturing companies make things like:

  • Solar Panels
  • Hydro Flask Lids
  • Semiconductors
  • Printer Ink
  • Metal Parts for Airplanes 
  • Big Screens at the Moda Center and Timbers stadium

Choose an Advanced Manufacturing career now and avoid the hassles of:

  • Struggling to earn a living wage
  • Not having health insurance benefits
  • Not having a stable career
  • Not having job security
  • Not being able to buy a home
  • Not being able to work during the COVID-19 shut down
  • Paying expensive college fees only to find that you’re not able to get a job after college

Many Advanced Manufacturing companies in Hillsboro offer:

  • On-the-job training
  • Great salary
  • Job security
  • Benefits like Health Insurance, etc.
  • Career Advancement
  • Tuition Reimbursement (to advance your education)
  • Jobs that do not require a college degree

    Explore exciting advanced manufacturing careers in Hillsboro.

    Hillsboro Chamber Job Board

    The Hillsboro Chamber Job Board is an excellent way to spread the word about employment opportunities.

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      COVID-19 has disrupted many industries and you may be looking for a career change that will allow you to provide for yourself and your family during these uncertain times. 

      Great News! Manufacturing is considered “essential” during COVID-19 and many manufacturing employees have been able to keep their jobs, benefits, etc. 

      Despite this, there is a shortage of advanced manufacturing employees in Hillsboro. This stable and fast-growing industry is in need of more employees, so it’s always a great time to check out our industry partners and see what career opportunities are waiting for you!

      With a career in Advanced Manufacturing you can have a:

      • Stable career to be proud of
      • Fun career making cool stuff
      • Career doing meaningful work
      • High-paying career that can allow you to own a home
      • A career with great benefits like health insurance
      • A career that can allow you to provide for yourself and your family

        According to the Oregon Employment Department and the National Center for Education Statistics, Advanced Manufacturing is expected to grow over the next decade. There is a high need for replacement workers and our local supply of graduates may not meet local employment needs. We’re hoping to meet the demand with both local and out-of-state talent.

        As you can see, Advanced Manufacturing is in high demand and the industry is experiencing such high growth that there’s a huge need for more talent.

        Advanced Manufacturing could be a great career for you.

        Read what everyone’s saying about Hillsboro’s Advanced Manufacturing industry:

        “My internship at MetaFab led me down a path that I didn’t think I was capable of overcoming at the age of 22 – purchasing my first home, as well as being promoted to a Full-Time Engineering position within six months of being hired at MetaFab. I have gained skills in communication and looking at different perspectives. To see people who had faith in me to be better than I was the day before made me feel appreciated and valued. I hold a lot of respect for my coworkers. I wouldn’t be where I am today without interning at this wonderful company that values teaching the youth of today the ways of manufacturing. Manufacturing is always changing and there’s always a new problem to solve and overcome.”

        – Darby

        “I applied for a Davis Tool internship because it seemed like a great opportunity to build on my skills and get experience under my belt all while building my resume. I gained so many skills during my internship. The thing that surprised me the most was how well I was treated and taught and trained. Everyone was so quick to go above and beyond answering questions, but also gave an explanation as to why and how. I learned some basic but crucial social skills and I would completely recommend internships in manufacturing for youth. The experience and skills you gain are nothing you can learn at school or at home. These skills and the experience are so valuable and are things you can’t learn at other places that typically hire teenagers.”


        “This internship sounded like a great opportunity to gain experience with a manufacturing company. I thought that I was going to feel out of place due to being the only teenager, but my manager and coworkers made me feel welcome. I learned how to receive and ship parts through QLaunch, how to be hardworking because of the competitive market that Davis Tool is in, and how to work effectively with others through physical work.”


        “My apprenticeship at Genentech began in July of 2019. There were some hiccups in the beginning however, they were worked through. Considering this was the first apprenticeship program ever at Genentech, there were bound to be some kinks worked out. It was handled with ease and professionalism by all involved. In fact, it was how it was handled that made me want to be a part of the permanent “blue badge” family. It’s not often you come across a company that genuinely cares for their employees. The wealth of knowledge and patience of my trainers and co-workers has been invaluable. I officially became a blue badge earlier this month. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the team and one of the first apprentices.”


        If you’re interested in learning more about the Hillsboro Advanced Manufacturing Work Group contact us today.

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