Rocketdyne mechanics, Canoga Park, circa 1960/ CSUN Digital Collections

Years back, manufacturing jobs were a mainstay of prosperity in the San Fernando Valley.

Huge aerospace, automobile, electronics, and construction companies fueled a vibrant, strong economy.

New immigrants, and working people from other states came to California and were able to find employment at General Motors, Teledyne, Ford, Lockheed and McDonnell-Douglas.

Today, there are almost two million people living in the San Fernando Valley.    The unemployment rate in Los Angeles is 11.6% but many, many more are barely earning enough to survive in low paying and part time work.

And in Craigslist, a grand total of 46 manufacturing jobs (6 or 7 a day) were advertised in the San Fernando Valley for the entire week of May 15-22, 2012.

On any one block in Van Nuys, there are probably seven people looking for work.

Here are the jobs:

Tue May 22

  1. Mechanical Design Engineer – (Chatsworth)
  2. Field Service Engineer – (Chatsworth)
  3. Machinist / Machine operators wanted –
  4. Chemical Engineer – (Chatsworth, CA)
  5. BINDERY – (NORTHRIDGE)
  6. Full-Time Seamstress Wanted – (Burbank, CA.)
  7. CNC Milling Machine Operator –
  8. TOOL / MOLD MAKER – (VALENCIA)
  9. Sheet Metal Fabricator – (Van Nuys,Ca)

Mon May 21

10. Machinist Set up/Operator –

11. Internal Mfg Logistics Specialist – (Montrose)

12. Service and Sales Rep – (Van Nuys)

13. Shipping and Receiving Warehouse Position – (Chatsworth)

Sat May 19

14. Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager – (Simi Valley)

Fri May 18

15. WAREHOUSE ASSEMBLY & PACKAGING POSITION – (CANOGA PARK)

16. Manufacturing Test Engineer – (Chatsworth)

17. Conventional Machinist – (Van Nuys)

18. Warehouse/Shipping/Inventory/Logistics – (San Fernando Valley)

19. Programmer, CNC Lathe Operator – (Burbank)

20. CNC MILL OPERATOR WANTED – (SF VALLEY)

Thu May 17

21. Conventional Machinist Needed!! – (North Hollywood)

22. handyman needed – (van nuys)

23. Machine Operator / Grinder Operator – (Chatsworth, CA)

24. Receiving Dept, Lead person – (Van Nuys, Ca)

25. Maintenance/CNC/Mechanical Engineer (Many Positions) – (Santa Clarita)

26. Regional Distribution Manager – img

27. Tech Assistant – (Northridge, CA)

28. Creative Seamstress/Prototype Maker Needed [pt] – (Tujunga, Ca)

29. CNC Machinist – Mill & Lathe – (Simi Valley)

30. Injection Molding – Set-up Technician – (Santa Clarita)

31. Die Casting Machine Operator / Die Setup person – (North Hollywood, California 91605) img

Wed May 16

32. Pre Production Assistant – (Chatsworth)

33. QUALITY INSPECTOR – MACHINED PARTS – (Chatsworth, CA)

34. Manufacturing Engineer – (Santa Clarita)

35. Inspector Class A or B – (Chatsworth, CA)

36. Shipping Clerk- 2nd Shift Positions – (Chatsworth, CA)

37. Receiving Inspector – (Valenica)

38. Jr. Material Handler – (N. Hollywood)

39. Sewers – (ProtecTARPS, SUN VALLEY, CA 91352)

40. Purchasing Manaager – (Santa Clarita)

41. Warehouse/Inventory Control Manager – Bilingual – (North Hollywood)

Tue May 15

43. CNC Programmer/Manufacturing Engineer/Machinist – (Santa Clarita)

44. Program Manager / Project Manager / Manufacturing – (Valencia)

45. Quality Assurance / Control – (Valencia)

46. Warehouse Positions – (Santa Clarita)

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