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Manufacturing & Operations

July - September 2014

Hotspots

 

Mechanical and Reliability Engineers – These Engineers are required in niche markets where trade skills and research are necessary for product development. In addition, reliability focused maintenance can save organisations a lot of time and money during the busier seasons.

 

Project Engineers – Candidates with dual trade experience are sought to sit across the typical maintenance teams and coordinate efficiencies.

 

Maintenance Managers – Demand is high for Maintenance Managers across the manufacturing sector, particularly for candidates with recent experience on the tools.

 

Electricians – Electricians with E&I experience are in demand to work in niche workshops and facilities.

 

Hydraulic Fitters – Hydraulic Fitters with defence experience are sought in South Australia in response to the increase in contracts supplying into this sector.

 

Trends

 

Turnover has increased at the entry to mid management level since senior managers are remaining in their roles and those below them need to move employers in order to advance their career. This is fuelling an active jobs market as people explore their options and employers replace departing staff.

 

Employers continue to request candidates with exact relevant industry experience. Most organisations do not have the time to train new employees and they want candidates who can hit the ground running. Requirements can be as specific as candidates with previous experience working for meat processing, dairy or beverage manufacturers.

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