Manufacturing jobs hiring now
Warehouse jobs and manufacturing jobs are in high demand. Here are some of the most popular open positions.
Manufacturing has always been a great place to kick-start your career, especially if you don't have a four-year degree. When the novel coronavirus landed, it greatly affected the way consumers shop, work, and, well, live, causing an influx of warehouse jobs to meet the demands put on online retailers.
To make it easier for you to find the right job, Monster identified five manufacturing positions hiring now. And then using stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we highlighted the job duties and key search terms so you can get your job search started right away.
What you'd do: Pickers and packers are the order-takers of the warehouse crew. You'd fill orders by moving through the warehouse shelves, pulling items in order to fulfill a specific list. Pickers and packers are usually measured by the percentage of line items they correctly pick.
What you'd need: This position requires a sense of order and organization, strong attention to detail, and a familiarity with the manufacturer’s products. A high school diploma or GED may be required by some employers, but prior experience in a similar role can also be helpful. Check out this sample resume for a warehouse associate.
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What you'd do: If you're a tinkerer or builder, this could be a great fit. As an assembler, you'd solder, glue, combine, or fabricate parts of a product before passing it along the assembly line where other assemblers complete the process. In this role, you'd be measured by the number of items you produce or assemble correctly within a given period of time.
What you'd need: In addition to a high school diploma or GED, prior experience in a similar role is useful. Speed, accuracy, and even some quick fingers are needed for this job. Check out this sample resume for a line worker.
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What you'd do: Forklift operators have a wide range of responsibilities within a warehouse, including storing finished goods, weighing or tagging products, and inspecting and maintaining forklifts. You may be required to use productivity tracking software and complete bills of lading for goods being shipped.
What you'd need: While a high school diploma or GED may be required by some employers, others may require certification. Prior experience is often a plus. Check out this sample resume for a forklift operator.
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What you'd do: Are you ready to move into a managerial role? Employed largely by factories, production supervisors oversee the daily operations of manufacturing, including coordinating, planning, and directing the creation of goods. In this high-level position, you'd ensure that your teams hit specific quotas, deadlines, and quality standards. As a supervisor, you'd be measured based on financial and productivity factors for your department.
What you'd need: For a manager position, an associate degree may be required by some employers, or two to five years of related work experience with a track record of proven success may be sufficient. Check out this sample resume for a manufacturing plant manager.
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What you'd do: Stock clerks work behind the scenes to make sure stores stay up and running. They receive, unpack, and store shipments (i.e. unload boxes from pallets and place them on shelves). They also remove single items from boxes in order to re-stock shelves on the sales floor; rotate and organize merchandise; and track inventory.
What you'd need: A high school diploma or equivalent is a common requirement.
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Job search next steps
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