Industry, Factories, Manufacturing
The industry is a broad concept that includes production processes of anything that comes to mind. Whether it is a water bottle, a garment, a mobile phone, or a chair, most of the trivial things we use every day have undergone a long process of development, design, and production. Areas of practice in this field are diverse and include many jobs such as packer, machine operator, quality auditor, maintenance worker, factory manager, and more. Despite the significant difference in the areas of responsibility between the roles above, they all have a common goal, and that is the optimal and efficient production of a product.
Since the outbreak of the Industrial Revolution that changed the manufacturing world, working in factories and production lines has become popular and widespread in most countries. Engaging in this field requires thoroughness, responsibility, a critical eye, and attention to minor details. In addition, certain management and quality assurance positions will usually also require relevant education and/or previous experience.
Quality assurance is a significant step in the process of designing and manufacturing various products, from medicines and food products to electrical appliances and heavy industrial machines. It is about planning and performing different actions to ensure that the product meets the quality standards that the company has set for itself and that the product or service meets the needs and expectations of the customer in an optimal way.
Quality assurance personnel are involved in writing procedures and their actual implementation, conducting quality tests for the company's products to identify existing problems and predicting problems that may arise, and initiating actions to improve product quality and prevent future failures. Quality assurance requires appropriate education (at least a bachelor's degree), previous work experience in the field, good command of proper computer applications and the English language, and more.
A packer is a person whose job is to pack products for delivery. The packer collects the relevant products and prepares a package that will go out for delivery or marketing in stores. Packers are needed in various places, whether in stores that make deliveries, such as food chains with a product packaging service at the checkout or on a factory production line. There are also temporary jobs in packaging, such as gift and holiday gift packaging in various retail chains.
Standard requirements for this job are diligence, responsibility, seriousness, high motivation, reliability, self-discipline, order and organization abilities, sometimes willingness to work shifts as well as willingness to perform physical work.
A quality audit aims to examine a particular product's quality in a factory or industrial company. Most often, quality control is an inspection of each of the production stages of a product to detect faults or defects and check that the product meets the standards required. In recent years, the quality audit has already been implemented in the product's initial design or production stages, when it can still be repaired and improved, thus saving additional costs to the company or factory.
Quality auditors are often needed for factories, start-ups, and industrial production lines. The requirements for the profession are usually a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management, mechanics, or electronics. Also, knowledge in the relevant production field and experience in quality management constitutes a significant advantage. Moreover, the nature of the work requires a quality auditor to be responsible, thorough, with a technical understanding, and pay attention to minor details.
A lathe is a machine that processes symmetrical axial parts made of metal, wood, or plastic. There are manual lathes and computerized lathes that operate according to code. The engraver must read drawings and produce parts according to the design and requirement. To do this, the lathe operator needs to know the lathe machine in-depth and know how to choose the suitable knives for the job, their thickness, and so on.
Engravers are usually needed in factories, companies that specialize in machining, and logistic and technical centers. The requirements for this profession are typically professional training in engraving, experience working with a lathe, ability to read technical drawings, willingness to work hard physically, technical skills, independence, diligence, motivation, and creativity. Those with CNC experience may benefit.
CNC Machine Tuner
A CNC tuner is a person who is familiar with machining and the machines that participate in these processes. He must know about reading drawings, familiarity with measurement methods and quality standards, knowledge of different programming languages, and familiarity with other materials and techniques that they must go through before processing. A CNC machine tuner is sometimes called a machine set-up-ist because his job is to tune the CNC machines on the production lines according to plans( set up).
Job requirements are usually knowledge in reading drawings, expertise and experience with measuring instruments, technical knowledge in machining, mastery of relevant software such as Cimatron and Solidcam, Fluency of written and oral English at a high level, and ability to learn quickly. Those with knowledge of preparing clamping fixtures and previous experience in the field may be given an advantage.
A miller is a person whose job is to operate a milling machine, through which various surfaces can be processed. Milling differs from engraving, but some millers know how to operate a lathe and vice versa. There are manual and computerized milling machines that operate according to code (CNC), because there are different types of milling, and each type has a different purpose.
Millers are needed in factories and companies that specialize in machining. The requirements are usually professional training, knowledge of reading drawings, mastery of technical English, basic machining knowledge, accuracy, willingness to work hard, technical abilities, independence, diligence, motivation and creativity. Those with experience with CNC, those who are familiar with relevant software such as SolidWorks and Cimatron and those with previous experience in milling work may have an advantage.
The role of a safety supervisor is to ensure that the safety of factory workers is maintained. The safety supervisor acts by the various safety regulations and ensures they are implemented. He is responsible for safety in several aspects: he must ensure that the noise levels of the machines are not abnormal, prepare risk surveys, perform safety training, maintain equipment, remove toxic substances, prepare safety plans, implement safety procedures, warn of hazards, monitor processes and assist in event analysis Safety and prevention in the future.
The most common requirements are a valid safety supervisor certificate, a safety management course certificate and a risk survey, experience in the field of safety, experience in the industry and construction industry, good human relations, and assertiveness.
A production manager is a person whose job is to manage and motivate production workers and to ensure that their work is carried out the best and most efficiently. A production manager prepares work plans, handles problems, and initiates ways to improve and optimize operations. Among other things, the production manager implements the production quality procedures, manages the machines' day-to-day maintenance, and is responsible for maintaining discipline and safety on the production floor.
Production managers are needed in a variety of factories in a variety of fields such as food factories, pharmaceuticals, and the like. The requirements are usually a degree in manufacturing or practical engineering, industry and management, machinery, experience in production management and employee management, mastery of computer applications, good English, scheduling capabilities, responsibility, order, and organization. Since there is a large variety of enterprises, it may be advantageous for those with a background in the relevant field.
A factory manager is the highest managerial authority in the factory, and he must supervise everything that is done in it: make sure that the work is carried out correctly and safely, implement different procedures and be responsible for everything that happens in the factory area. In addition, a factory manager must create a balance between the customers' desires and the factory's production capabilities to act within a budget and according to schedules.
Due to the many responsibilities of the factory manager, he must have an understanding of processes taking place in the factory, experience in process optimization, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to operate employees, financial knowledge, and strategic capabilities. The requirements are usually an academic-engineering degree in a relevant field such as industrial engineering and management or mechanical engineering, previous management experience, sales experience, high-level English, and mastery of computer software and Office applications.
Production Shift Manager
A production shift manager is a person who is usually responsible for training the production line workers at the beginning of a shift, for order and cleanliness in the workstations and the production hall during the shift and at the end, and for maintaining safety procedures. He must perform a shift overlap, that is, brief his replacements on the next shift and update them on the relevant things, report machine malfunctions, and ensure that the quality of the products leaving the production hall is high.
The requirements are usually 12 years of schooling, familiarity with the industry and various machines on the production line, familiarity with Office applications, ability to work in a team, dynamism, good interpersonal skills, overthinking, order, and organization. Advantages may be given to those with managerial experience and those familiar with Real Time and SAP systems.
The machine operator is responsible for operating and directing various production machines. Among the different machines can be found weighing machines, materials filling, packaging, stickers sticking, and so on. The machine operator must detect faults in the machines, solve simple problems, and warn of complex issues. Machine operators are needed in various factories in various fields such as medicine, food, electronics, and the like.
There are many machines in the various factories, and each machine requires an operator with knowledge in a particular field. For example, some machines may be operating through some system, so the operator must have experience working with the system or be able to learn quickly. Typical requirements are usually a willingness to work shifts, perseverance, seriousness, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, 12 years of schooling, knowledge of computer operation, and more. Advantageous experience and technical background may be given an advantage.
A maintenance worker is a person who is responsible for maintaining the structure of the company in which he works. As part of his job, he must make sure that all the doors and windows are functioning correctly, perform essential plumbing work, know how to install various electrical appliances, and perform additional work. A maintenance person is often responsible for multiple jobs required in his workplace, such as helping to set up events, dealing with suppliers and contractors, and moving workstations from place to place.
Maintenance workers are needed in various educational institutions, medical institutions, hotels, etc. They must have good professional interpersonal skills, personal responsibility, independence, and the ability to work in a team. The requirements are usually the knowledge of basic maintenance, ability to make repairs, knowledge of administrative work, and sometimes also knowledge of plumbing, electricity, and painting. Those with previous experience may be given an advantage.
A technical worker is a general worker with a basic knowledge of various technical issues. The worker is usually an inexperienced employee who can be accepted for multiple positions as a junior employee, undergo appropriate training while working in the field, and over time, with the accumulation of knowledge and experience, will be able to advance to more senior technical positions. For example, specialized workers are needed for technician or assistant technician jobs, technical support, operating machines in industrial plants, and more.
Employers looking for technical staff will emphasize one technical background, an affinity for technology, experience working with relevant tools or computer applications, and especially skills like quick learning, excellent interpersonal skills, and character traits like diligence, responsibility, high motivation, and more.
Production workers are workers on the factory's production line, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the quality of the products is maintained. In most cases, work on the production line does not require prior experience and is usually done in shifts around the clock. Production workers are needed in various factories in many fields such as food, electronics, packaging, cosmetics, etc. Working on the production line is often recognized as a preferred job, so it is particularly popular among young people.
Job requirements are usually willing to work shifts, work overtime, responsibility, seriousness, and perseverance. In some factories, the production line worker must work with computerized systems, so advantage will be given to those with a technological sense or experience working with a computer.
Machining is a process in which raw material is turned into a product that can be used by removing parts from it in highly delicate and precise processes. A variety of special machines and tools participate in the machining process, and each worker must specialize in the machine or tool he uses. For example, an experienced engraver works on a lathe and does not necessarily know how to operate the other machines that participate in the machining process.
There are various machining methods, and each raw material has suitable methods. Every machinist specializes in specific raw materials and certain methods, so the requirements from job to job may vary. The necessary professionals in the field of machining are engravers, millers, testers, packers, and more.
A welder is a person who is responsible for performing various welding work in a factory. Welders should have technical skills, fine motor ability, attention to detail, at least basic technical knowledge about the materials they are welded, and an understanding of accepted work and safety procedures. The job usually includes reading technical drawings, providing technical support, field maintenance, troubleshooting, and more.
Standard requirements are professional welding training, welder certificate, previous experience, work under pressure, willingness to do physical work, knowledge of various welding methods such as Tig, Mig, and electrode, control of tools such as welder, disk and laser balancer, willingness and ability to learn quickly and knowledge of technical English.
CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and is a term that describes a computerized part (computerized controller) that receives code, according to which it operates various processing machines such as a milling machine, lathe, drill, and other tools. Thus, a CNC programmer is responsible for computer design and manufacturing. Key developer, planner, controller, and operator of advanced machines whose job is to manufacture parts and components for industry according to a drawing.
A CNC programmer should know the properties of the raw materials with which the machines work, know how to read diagrams and build sketches and three-dimensional models, make technical measurements, perform quality controls and plan the production. Standard requirements are usually a CNC programming course or relevant academic education, experience in machining using milling and engraving machines, technical understanding of drawings, familiarity with relevant software such as SolidWorks, and the like. Those with similar employment experience may be given an advantage.