Why You Should Work in Manufacturing

Choosing a career path can be difficult and intimidating if you aren’t sure where to start. One of the best ways to figure out what you should do with your career is to learn about different industries and opportunities available to you.

The manufacturing industry offers many advantages to both new and seasoned workers. If you are new to the industry, manufacturing offers entry-level jobs with on-site training and hands-on learning.

Seven benefits to working in the manufacturing industry:
  • Entry-level jobs – If you’re just out of school, looking to change your career path, or looking for a better-paying job, the manufacturing industry has a position for you no matter your experience level.
  • Keeps you active – The physical aspect of manual labor often gets a bad rap. But in reality, it keeps you moving and healthy when you work in the right environment.
  • Different opportunities – You have multiple opportunities to learn new things and expand your skillset while on the job.
  • It’s exciting – Being able to see the fruits of your labor by building tangible things can be very rewarding and innovative.
  • Safe – Contrary to what you might expect, working in a regulated manufacturing plant is very safe (especially when compared to other manual labor careers such as construction).
  • Room for growth – There is no ceiling placed on your advancement and you will have the hands-on learning experience to expand your skillset.
  • It’s a tangible way to do meaningful work – We all want to do good, and in the manufacturing industry you get to physically see the good you are doing in real time.

Benefits of Working at Milbank

In addition to the seven benefits of working in the manufacturing industry, Milbank plants are climate controlled 24/7 365 days a year and hold a VPP certification from OSHA. Our plants are among the safest places to work in America. Milbank also offers competitive benefits packages that include free benefits such as Care Partners and Employee Assistance Programs that can help you get anything from legal assistance to personal counseling.

Jeremy Richmond, Team Lead at the Kansas City plant said, “I enjoy working at Milbank for the different opportunities. I don’t just have to stay on the flow line; I could do welding or work on the machine side.”

“What I like most about working for Milbank is that within the short time that I’ve been here, I’ve gained so much knowledge about electrical meters and other stuff,” said Flow Line Assembler, Dominique.

At Milbank Manufacturing, we provide our employees with the tools and assistance they need to be successful and cultivate a safe work environment filled with comradery and support.  If you are interested in starting a career with Milbank, visit our careers page!