Jobs in Manufacturing

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Jobs in manufacturing are usually in plants and factories whose purpose is for industrial production. Mass production is a combination of machines and manual labor. Massive scale production happens daily for companies that produce goods that people use every day.

Manufacturing has always been a good business and a great support to the economy. It is available in construction, pharmaceutical, food processing, energy industry, apparel making, shoemaking, rubber manufacturing, sock knitting, glass production, bag and belt making, beverage processing, chemical industry, metalworking, textile manufacturing, transportation, telecommunication, electronics and plastics. The transportation sector itself is comprised of aerospace, automotives, bus, tires and trains. The wide array of sectors provides many job opportunities in the manufacturing industry.

The transportation sector caters to jobs in manufacturing especially for those who have technical skills and experience. Automotives are used daily for transportation and people have different tastes and preferences. The popular automotive manufacturers are Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai, Suzuki, BMW, Mazda, Honda, Kia, Isuzu, Volvo, Toyota Motor, Fiat, Daimler, Renault, Harley-Davidson and General Motors. Automotive assemblers are responsible for assembling automotive parts using welding machines, hand tools and power tools. Automotive assemblers earn a median annual income of $26,000. Common automotive manufacturing jobs are that of manufacturing engineers, performance engineers, automotive mechanics electronic hardware engineer and process engineers. The tasks are delegated according to skills and daily work is routine.



Food processing caters to a large number of jobs in manufacturing. Products are usually meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains that are supplied to restaurants, retail stores and households by wholesalers. Butchers, slaughterers, meat cutters, meat packers, trimmers, and fish cutters process meat. Bakers, food preparation workers and machine operators usually work in bakeries and food factories. The many different paces of food processing are delegated among the employees and supervisors do the checking and assisting. Brewing and agribusiness are other forms of manufacturing. Beer has always been a widely known alcoholic beverage and many companies have their own version of brewing.

Jobs in manufacturing that are available in most companies are a VP of manufacturing, general manager, division manager, plant manager, assistant plant manager, product supervisor, product engineer, product manager, technician, machine operator, materials manager, distribution manager, shipping supervisor, receiving clerk, expediter, production scheduler, purchasing manager, facilities manager, die maker, tool designer and maintenance supervisor. Educational requirements vary depending on the company and position applied for. The best way to apply is to prepare a resume with a detailed list of skills and experience. Most manufacturing jobs are best found through manufacturing employees. Current employees know the job vacancies in their own working environment. There are companies who post job hiring on newspapers or on websites.

Metalworking is creating a massive number of jobs in manufacturing. Metalworking is a craft that needs skills and technical experience. There are programs and education courses for this craft. The common jobs available in this sector are machinists, boilermakers, fitters, welders, cutters, riggers, tool and die makers, blacksmiths, millwrights and metallurgies. Steel production is very important to the construction industry. There is such a thing as underwater welding and aside from welding expertise one must be a good swimmer and diver to get into this adventurous career. Metalworkers usually work in fields of construction, aerospace and robotics.

Sewing operators have the most common jobs in manufacturing when it comes to apparel making. Their task is primarily to assemble cloth, buttons, zippers and other materials to assemble and design the clothing. Sewing machine operators earn a median annual income of $21,000. Jobs in this industry include that of pattern makers, cutters, fashion designers, laundry and dry cleaning workers, pressers, pattern makers and bleaching and dyeing operators. Departments like production management, human resource, marketing and sales also have jobs to offer.

If you want to show the hiring manager during the interview that you really care about the work that you are applying for you have to learn about the company’s fashion culture or dress code so that you will be able to make a good presentation and won’t look like a student.

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