If you’re looking to start your career in the Manufacturing industry, you can surely consider it. Today jobs in the manufacturing sector look a lot different than they did 20 years ago. Now, jobs in the manufacturing domain are increasingly high-tech. They are a blend of engineering skills with traditional manufacturing skills.
Here we bring you an interesting chat of the High-Tea session conducted by TimesJobs on ‘Recruitment in Manufacturing: Hiring in the new normal’, discover how you can strengthen your career in this sector.
In a chat session Atrayee Sarkar, Vice President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel, said “Recruiters always look for functional knowledge for the specific domain, application understanding, behavioural coherence and alignment with our values.”
On being asked about the areas in the manufacturing domain that civil engineers can explore any specific skill sets that companies watch out for, Atrayee said, “Civil engineers can work in various areas in manufacturing companies – if it is a construction company then a civil and structural engineer is a direct fit, if its steel – we have many civil engineers in Projects, Services, and even Market development in construction.”
Atrayee also explained that formal education as well as practical learning in any kind of job is important. Communication skills become an added advantage to get through interviews and Group Discussions. Practise it with the help of others if required. However, depending on your skill and the industry it is always possible for you to get an opportunity.
According to Atrayee, many manufacturing companies recruit Diploma and ITI in different roles, even in QA. The necessary training helps them to gain functional competence as they go along. Job seekers may continue to search on company websites or through your peer networks for such opportunities.