Expand your Career by Entering the Light Industrial Field

What drives you? What motivates you to come to work every day? If you’re struggling with an answer, you may need a career revamp. Have you ever considered entering the Light Industrial industry? 

Light Industrial takes the stage

If you’re looking for a career change, the light industrial industry could be a perfect fit. You might be thinking, I don’t want to work in a cold production warehouse with dangerous machinery. This is not the case at many light industrial companies! The light industrial space is actually made up of several industries, including logistics, warehouses, distribution, or manufacturing positions. Some positions may require you to lift objects, but your role could range from packing and shipping materials to creating products on the assembly line. 

Does this sound like a good fit? 

In order to be successful in the light industrial industry, it’s important that your skills match up with the current light industrial talent. These are:

  • Agility: You’re not the type that likes to sit behind a desk. You like to walk around, interact with people, and work with your hands. 
  • Attention to detail: You take pride in small details and doing a great job. You’ll need to make sure the logistics involved with assembling products, packing shipments, or stocking inventory all runs smoothly.
  • Specific knowledge: If you have experience using a forklift or welding, you may equipped for more high-level jobs in the light industrial space which means more opportunities are available to you! 

If you possess these qualities, here are some roles within the light industrial industry:

  • Consumer electronics manufacturing: Assembling printers, computers, fire alarms, etc.
  • Printing: Producing books, magazines, newspapers, etc.
  • Furniture production: Molding materials to create custom furniture
  • Automotive assembly: This is where your welding skills will come in handy, but there are non-machinery roles available as well
  • And many more! 

The light industrial industry always needs workers to help out. If you have the manufacturing skills mentioned above and a passion for working with your hands, light industrial is the place for you. 

Ready to jumpstart your Light Industrial career? Meet The Job Center, a staffing firm that is Powered by Shiftgig! 

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About The Author

Ally is the Marketing Specialist at Shiftgig and a massive enthusiast of the written word. After completing her degree, Ally focused on working with companies capable of exciting change, like Shiftgig. When she's not helping transform the way people work, Ally enjoys exploring the unique neighborhoods of Chicago.