June 4, 2014


Remington Application Procedures Announced

Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) recently released on their website the procedures for applying for jobs at the new Remington Outdoor Company plant in Huntsville. Jobs include production team members for machine operators, assembly operators, team leaders, maintenance techs, quality inspectors and materials handlers. Details are available on the AIDT website:

Northeast Alabama Community College offers training programs that would qualify graduates for a number of these jobs, according to Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development at NACC.

“Our graduates and students should have a good opportunity to apply for many of these jobs,” said Kennamer. “Our Machine Tool Technology (MTT) program provides the training needed to operate computerized numeric control (CNC) machines, and our Industrial Systems Technology and Industrial Electronics programs provide the training necessary to function as a maintenance technician,” stated Kennamer. “In addition, students from our Engineering Technology (ENT) program could serve as quality inspectors and team leaders,” he concluded.

The College’s Industrial Systems Technology (IST) Center, which opened in 2010, includes state of the art facilities for machine tool technology, industrial systems technology, and welding technology.

The Machine Tool Technology facility contains 14 computer stations with computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, seven CNC simulators, a coordinate measuring machine, a coordinate measuring machine with scanning capabilities, six computer numeric controlled (CNC) lathes and six CNC mills. The college purchased all new equipment for the program and continues to update it so that students will have every possible advantage in entering the workforce.

The Engineering Technology program is housed in the college’s new state-of-the-art Math, Science, and Engineering Technology Center and Industrial Systems Technology and Industrial Electronics have labs in the IST Building, Technology Center, and Industry Training Center on the NACC campus.

Will Roberts, MTT instructor at NACC called Remington’s move to the area exciting, since it brings more machining jobs to the area. “We are always excited to see a new industry locate in the region,” stated Roberts. “We are especially happy when they hire our students,” he continued.

NACC offers the short term certificate in machine tool technology, as well as a certificate and Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Technology – Machine Tool option. The short term certificate may be completed in two semesters while the certificate and degree take four and five semesters respectively. The AAS degree program includes a required work experience, such as cooperative education or apprenticeship. The Industrial Systems Technology, Engineering Technician, and Industrial Electronics programs may be completed on a similar schedule. Federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and student loans are available to those who qualify.

“Our primary mission in regard to workforce development is to provide the training and work skills that will lead to jobs for our students. We commit our workforce programs to achieving this goal,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Consequently, our students obtaining jobs with Remington will help both them and the college succeed.”

To learn more about NACC and programs it offers, visit the college’s website or call college extension 2254. You may also download the college’s free App at the Apple App Store or by going to