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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Help Your Child Find a Great Career in Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) Distribution

Parents want the best for their children.

Parents want to make sure children are able to stand on their own two feet when the time comes and make a good living for themselves and their family. But young people sometimes need guidance when it comes to careers, which is why we built resources for parents.
One little-known but established field where your son or daughter can be a real superhero is the field of PT/MC DISTRIBUTION. This website is filled with information about the PT/MC industry and what it has to offer potential employees.

PT/MC distribution offers a range of immediate career opportunities for smart, self-motivated individuals.

However, few people know that PT/MC distribution professionals are an essential part of the supply chain that keeps our national economy moving.

There are PT/MC distributors in every U.S. state and Canadian province. Many of these companies are willing to attend your child's school career fair, give an in-class presentation or perhaps offer a tour of their distribution business that is close to your school.

For more information email foundation@ptda.org

Some of the most obvious benefits of working in the field of PT/MC distribution:  

  • Jobs can be found in every U.S. state or Canadian province
  • Positions are available for people with any level of education and experience
  • Companies vary in size from a single location to multi-location organizations, some of which are international in scope
  • There’s sure to be a PT/MC distributor that will match what your child is looking for in an employer  

What is a PT/MC Distributor?

PT/MC distributors act as the sales and marketing arm for manufacturers of bearings, motors, gearing, chain, belting and other products. PT/MC distributors sell to other businesses.

You’ll find a PT/MC distributor out in an oil field working with the energy company on a solution to prevent drill clogs one day and inside a domed stadium consulting with the building architects about what type of equipment is needed to most efficiently open and close the stadium roof the next day.

For those who would rather not be out and about all day, there are plenty of internal positions open at PT/MC distributor employers such as customer service and marketing or warehouse management.

PT/MC distributors are problem solvers. They work to find the best solution for their customers’ problems in a quick and efficient manner. Since so much of the job involves building relationships and gaining knowledge about the specific products they have and industries they serve, many people currently serving now as top executives in the field started in a warehouse and moved up from there. There are many individuals who have been at the same company for 20, 30 and more years.  

Review other pages on this website. Encourage children to visit the discover industrial distribution section of IDCareers.org to learn more about the field including how much money they can earn in the field, careers paths to success and how to prepare to get a job in the field. Then when your child is ready, they might want to  post a resume on the Industrial Distribution Job Board at Jobs.IDCareers.org or search through open positions.

If your child is in high school or techical school/community college, encourage them to use the "Find-an-Internship" directory or visit the Employer Database to find local industrial distributors to research as possible employers.

It is possible your son or daughter would be a great employee in this customer-centric field. Help them learn more by pointing them to IDCareers.org so they can feel confident that by working in PT/MC distribution, they’re on their way to an incredibly rewarding career.