Why Today’s Manufacturing Jobs are More Than Just an Assembly Line

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When most people envision a job in manufacturing, they conjure up an image of rows of people standing on an assembly line doing the same small task over and over again. But, the manufacturing jobs of today aren’t the same of those of yesteryear, thanks to advances in manufacturing technology and improved processes. Robotics and… Read more »


It’s Time to Hire Your Next Great Manufacturing Team Lead!

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Finding the ideal person to fill a vacant manufacturing team lead position can be tricky. After all, they need to have the right level of technical expertise along with the leadership and communications skills to take charge of a team. The role is part functional and part managerial, and it isn’t always easy to find… Read more »


5 Skills You Need to Get Any Manufacturing Job You Want

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In years past, all you needed to succeed in a manufacturing role was the physical prowess and a commitment to working hard throughout your day. Now, companies require more from their employees, meaning that additional skills have become just as vital, if not more so. If you are hoping to land a coveted manufacturing job,… Read more »


How to Increase Warehouse Safety Without Blowing Your Budget

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Any warehouse manager understands the importance of safety in the workplace. Not only can it help you avoid costly injuries to your staff, but ensuring your employees are safe is the ethical thing to do. However, when you’re working with a limited budget, the idea of forgoing certain safety measures may be particularly attractive. While… Read more »


Why You Should Give Entry-Level Assembly Workers a Chance

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Finding entry-level workers can actually be one of the most frustrating tasks hiring managers have to handle. Often, you have very little information available when evaluating candidates, so it’s difficult to gauge who will actually be the best person for the position. You also know that you can’t hire just anyone and hope for the… Read more »


Why Manufacturing Workers Must Take Control of Their Own Safety

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Most industrial workers understand the hazards of their chosen line of work.  While the company you work for may put significant efforts into maintaining a safe workplace for their employees, some of the burden still falls back on the employee. Take control of your safety by being an active participant in safety activities.  Not sure… Read more »


In Manufacturing, What’s More Important: Quality or Quantity?

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The question of quality vs. quantity is one that all manufacturers must ask themselves at some point. Initially, it’s easy to identify quantity as being more important because it involves selling a higher volume of lower cost products that are quicker to make. That produces an immediate and substantial return, which is the goal of… Read more »


What Skills to Look for in a Quality Control Candidate

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Quality control professionals are essential to what you do. If mistakes in manufacturing begin to comprise your product, you will quickly alienate your customers and damage your corporate reputation. That’s why you need to carefully vet anyone you’re considering to fill this role and seek out the top talent available in the job market. The… Read more »


Material Handler: How to Prepare for On-The-Job Training

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Material handlers are responsible for moving stock, freight, or other materials in a manufacturing setting. As a material handler, you serve an important role in the day-to-day functioning of a warehouse or other facility. You can expect to bring home an average of $11.04 per hour, or $22,970 per year, according to 2012 findings from… Read more »


Enhancing Creativity

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You are sitting at your desk staring at the computer screen, searching for inspiration. It may be a project you are working on, or responding to a client email, or possibly putting together a presentation. You are waiting for that epiphany, searching for that spark of creativity to really put some punch into the finished… Read more »