Make a Difference in Manufacturing

The vehicles we use to commute around town, the pens we write with, the chairs we sit in, and the cell phones we can’t live without are all manufactured.

The manufacturing industry contributes to everyday conveniences and a large portion of the available jobs in Rutherford County, TN. As technology moves the industry forward, clean manufacturing, innovative processes and high-tech positions will continue to increase.

There are several different career paths and companies to consider within Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne. From medical equipment to makeup to minivans - a career in manufacturing can give you opportunities to start, grow, and prosper in a safe and well-regulated environment.

In-demand Industries
Rutherford County Manufacturing Jobs Snapshot

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics

Trade Certificate or Associate’s Degree

1,105 Current Annual Openings


First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

High School Diploma or Trade Certificate

1,775 Current Annual Openings

$59, 393


Trade Certificate or Associate’s Degree

900 Current Annual Openings


Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Trade Certificate or Associate’s Degree

885 Current Annual Openings

$52, 840

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

Trade Certificate or Associate’s Degree

840 Current Annual Openings


Production, Planning Quality Assurance

Trade Certificate or Associate’s Degree

970 Current Annual Openings


Forging Future Success Through Manufacturing

Manufacturing continues to flourish in Middle Tennessee, and it takes a large, collaborative team of people to make that happen.

The manufacturing landscape offers a multitude of career opportunities spanning from floor-level production to professional back-office positions.

If you want to make a difference in the products of the world, you can find manufacturing companies spanning across areas such as food production, professional equipment, medical devices, transportation and more in Rutherford County, TN.

The soft and technical skills that will make you attractive to manufacturing recruiters include critical thinking, reliability, attention to detail, computer and graphic literacy, welding, machining, maintenance and fabrication. Our high schools, technical, community, and four-year colleges can prepare you with the skills needed to land a high-demand job in this sector.


of Rutherford County, TN jobs are in Manufacturing


people are employed in the Manufacturing Industry


manufacturing companies are located in Rutherford County, TN

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