Skilled Manufacturing, Inc.

About Skilled Manufacturing, Inc.

Skilled Manufacturing, Inc. is a Traverse City, Michigan-based Tier 1 automotive,
aerospace and specialty manufacturer. With 250 employees on three campuses, SMI
is an industry leader in precision machining, production, assembly and testing for
the world’s automotive, airline and defense industries. SMI is proud to run a fully
contained operation, allowing us to have 100 percent control of our quality and
processes. From writing our own programs to on-site robotic automation,
everything we do is done in house.

Adhering to the principles of lean manufacturing, SMI is a continuous process
improvement operation. Testing, inspections and certications define our processes.
These tight internal controls result in quality products, on time and on budget.
Since its founding more than 40 years ago, SMI has evolved by investing in the
skill set of our employees and through innovative engineered solutions. Our wide
variety of complex engineering skills, tight tolerance machining (automated and
manual), assembly and test/inspection processes set us apart from the competition.

We are proud of our commitment to our customers, supply chain partners,
employees and the beautiful northern Michigan community we call home.


Design Engineer Intern

May 2015 - January 2017 Traverse City, MI
“Skilled is a small company and a great way to start your professional development. There was tons of opportunities to actually make an impact for the company and the industry. Being able to design subsystems of assembly lines that were putting real automotive parts into production was not only rewarding but very educational. I was able to develop my design skills from experienced designers and work on a variety of projects.”
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