Looking for a Career in the Automotive Industry?

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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Looking_for_a_Career_in_the_Automotive_Industry.jpgMaking cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles is lucrative business in Canada. It’s vital to our economy. In fact, in 2013, automotive manufacturing and assembly contributed approximately $16 billion to our country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The automotive industry’s manufacturing sector is typically made up of two parts: the car manufacturers that make and deliver the actual vehicles and manufacturers that make the car parts.

Getting into the automotive industry can be a great choice for those with some knowledge of cars and a passion for the field. A career in the industry is associated with a large salary and comprehensive benefits. And because it’s such an important industry in our country’s business sector, it offers job stability and opportunities for growth.

A Wide Range of Jobs

The automotive industry has a wide range of jobs available, particularly in the manufacturing sector. As such, the field is great for people with many different interests. You should be able to find something you like, something you’re good at, and something that matches your education, skills, and previous work experience.

Some of the jobs that you can consider as a new career include:

  • Racking/Unracking
  • Machine Operating
  • Quality Control
  • Sorters
  • Forklift Drivers
  • Injection Molders
  • Assemblers
  • Electronic Assemblers
  • Shippers/Receivers
  • Automated Welders

You could work at an auto manufacturing company that focuses on making the cars themselves or you can work for one that makes specific parts that go into the cars, like rolling bearings. Many of the positions are also entry level, requiring very little, if any, previous experience.

Engage a Staffing Firm to Help You Get the Career You Want

When it comes to the automotive industry, getting your foot in the door isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to manufacturing and assembly. No matter how many times you apply to join a car manufacturer’s team, you keep being greeted with silence. How can you break into the field if no one pays attention to your application or calls you back for an interview? Looking for a career in the auto industry on your own can be frustrating, slow going, and unsuccessful.

Working with a staffing firm that specializes in placing workers in the automotive industry can make your job search a lot easier.

When you apply to a niche staffing firm, you’ll gain many advantages. The staffing firm’s recruiters work with hiring managers at many car manufacturing plants. They have developed long-standing relationships with them and know which ones are hiring for which positions and what they’re looking for. They can help you fix up your resume to highlight your assets, help you to secure an interview, give you interview tips, and put a good word in for you to give you a leg up over the other applicants. Once you’ve received an offer of employment, your recruiter will also help get you onboarded and trained and make sure you’re comfortable, make sure your questions are answered, make sure your concerns are appeased, and make sure your needs are met.

Whether you’re looking for a temporary, part-time, or full-time position in the automotive industry, a niche staffing firm’s recruiters can help. Whether you’re looking to be placed as a forklift driver, a machine operator, an assembler on the line, or in another similar position, your recruiters will be able to help you achieve your career goals.

Ready to get started? Contact Liberty Staffing today and let us help you break into the automotive industry. You’ll be glad you did.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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