Henry Ford revolutionized the world when he installed the first moving assembly line on December 1, 1913. Ford’s moving assembly line produced the first inexpensive, mass-produced automobile by sending smaller parts from work station to work station until all of the parts were assembled into a whole. Many of Ford’s theories are still in place today, but even as visionary as Henry Ford was, he could not have envisioned the manufacturing world as it is today. Manufacturing today is modern, forward thinking, and made up of a diverse and educated workforce.
Manufacturing jobs include engineers, managerial positions, technicians, building maintenance and production assemblers. Data shows that wages are more evenly distributed in manufacturing in comparison with other industries, and there is an increased opportunity for growth. The National Association of Manufacturers reports that manufacturing makes up 13.08% of the total workforce of the United States.
There are many benefits to working in the manufacturing sector. Many employees enjoy the benefit of making a real tangible product utilizing the latest technology. This technology includes computers and robotics. There is an increased opportunity for advancement due to the many positions available in manufacturing. Employees also like the benefit of working alongside other employees as a team.
Manufacturing employers are looking for candidates that have good interpersonal and communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a high level of enthusiasm. There are many exciting opportunities in our area to begin a career in manufacturing. Henry Ford said, “the whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” If you are interested in beginning or continuing a career in manufacturing, please call one of our Recruiters at (334)265-0100. They will be glad to assist you in finding your destiny.