High speed machining (HSM) is the application of different methods. Likewise, this month's HSM event from Modern Machine Shop applies print, CD-ROM and materials on MMS Online as a multimedia presentation of HSM technology. These complex components aspire to a simple, higher goal: to creatively present a technology that will influence machining practices and methods well into the next century, in a useful, complimentary body of work.
But, like high speed machining itself, the technologies employed to create these products weren't the crucial ingredient to its effectiveness. As shop owners and managers, you know exactly what the most important component of any enterprise is:
People. Smart, knowledgeable, experienced, creative, and reliable people. All the well-intentioned, advanced sojourns into HSM—or any manufacturing process—are meaningless without the right people to apply the technology effectively.
So, it's awfully fitting that I get to use my column this month, in conjunction with our HSM special event, to introduce you to another special feature, the MMS Online Career & Employment Zone.
This new service is free to all metalworking and machine tool professionals and requires minimal registration to use.
For potential employers, there is a mechanism that allows you to post job listings for review by all visitors to the C&E Zone. Also, individuals may post their résumés (anonymously, if chosen), including their education, work experiences and salary requirements, in the zone. Once you've registered and posted either of these items, you may return to update or remove them at any time.
As a matter of fact, registration is required so that your privacy is maintained while offering interested prospective employers the option of contacting you.
Now, the C&E Zone isn't going to find a job for you on its own. And there are many other general, online job banks out there that can help you in your search for a new position or qualified machine tool professionals.
What we offer is a specific service to metalworking professionals for exposure to other metalworking professionals. It's meant as a complement to your search for qualified people or meaningful employment.
Use it, and give us your thoughts.