Ohio is an industrious state that values skilled workers, and Vector Technical has the jobs to prove it. But which job is right for you? We’ve put together a list of the most popular jobs we’ve been getting so you can learn more about how you might excel in the role.
With any of these specialties, it’s not hard to see how you can make a living and build a great future in manufacturing or the skilled trades in Ohio. So, after reading our blog, get in touch with one of the recruiters at Vector Technical. We can help you get started on the right job for you.
Warehouse Jobs: Material Handler
- Receive, check, store, pull, stage, wrap and record various raw materials and finished products.
- Load and unload trucks.
- Transport items using a pallet jack and tow motor.
- Assist warehouse manager with various duties.
Material handling is an entry-level position from which you can learn a host of valuable skills. On the job, you’ll be able to observe several specialties such as quality control, management, or machine operation, pick out where you want to go next, and work towards that goal.
Skilled Jobs: Milling Machinist
- Mill and cut metal parts or handcraft parts.
- Repair machines, modify machinery, assemble machinery, and perform other machine-related duties.
- Install machinery, layout, and programs machines.
- Operate equipment to produce custom parts from stock.
- Assist production manager with various duties.
- Work with production orders and other documentation for customers and coordinate with warehouse personnel about scheduling stock parts for customers daily.
As a milling machinist, you’ll work in one of the most technically complex, vital roles in manufacturing. Because of the specialized, craft-driven nature of this role, machinist jobs can take a while to master. While machinists are still beholden to larger manufacturing projects, timelines, and departments; as a machinist, you’ll have a lot of autonomy and freedom to work as your own “micro department” within a larger company. Many people love these jobs because they are largely left alone to do their work with exceptionally high quality and consistency.
Warehouse Jobs: Quality Inspector
- Visual inspection and measuring of parts
- Printing part number labels
- Boxing & labeling finished parts
- Ability to lift 50lbs (although common parts are around 10lbs)
- Parts stocking
- Scanner use (used in the part stocking)
Many people love being a quality inspector because of the meticulous nature of this role. Quality inspectors are often the final checkpoint personnel who ensure various parts are examined and verified and are all within specifications before they get shipped out. It’s a great feeling to be dedicated to the quality of a product and creating a flawless shipment for customers all day, every day. QA personnel can be in a rewarding entry-level position with slightly higher pay due to the importance of QA in any manufacturing process.
Manufacturing Opps: Operations Manager
- Lead adherence to and development of company policies and procedures
- Oversee and manage all systems and processes
- Identify and resolve operational opportunities through collaborative problem solving
- Serve as the customer service escalation point of contact
For anyone with a work history in management and who can demonstrate leadership qualities, being an operations manager is a top role in manufacturing operations. With the higher pay of a management role comes a higher degree of responsibility. Operations managers will oversee production processes and ensure efficiency and quality. You’ll be directly managing and working alongside all levels of employees, from entry-level to management, so having good people skills can be just as crucial as your high-level knowledge of several manufacturing processes.
Manufacturing: Engineering Technician
- Construct and assist in evaluating engineering models.
- Perform basic troubleshooting tasks encompassing multiple variables and unknowns to achieve root cause analysis and problem resolution. Conduct experiments and diagnostic tests as required to draw conclusions.
- Perform software and hardware evaluation and implement plans using knowledge of the product, system operation, intermodal interactions, engineering tools, and interactive software tools as required.
- May travel to customer sites to assist in system-level installations, problem resolution, and diagnostics as required.
By far, one of the more nuanced job types for which we regularly hire is engineering roles. We’ve found that there are as many ways to succeed as an engineer as there are industries that depend on engineering. People love working as engineers because of the freedom and autonomy, where they can do what they do best and create the systems that make a company thrive. In addition, engineering has several opportunities for entry-level workers to begin with a great base wage which offers on-the-job training for those who eventually want to pursue higher positions in the field.
Many More Positions Available on Our Job Board
If you don’t find the skilled job you’re looking for in the industrial, manufacturing, or warehousing sectors, that’s OK. There are plenty more positions available in other industries such as accounting manager, office manager, information technology manager, analyst and many more.
We post new jobs every day. Contact us or check back often. If you’ve found a job that sounds right for you, apply today!