Manufacturing & engineering

Recruitment for manufacturing and engineering roles

The manufacturing and engineering sectors in Australia are facing significant change. In manufacturing, traditional industries continue to shrink while global consumption continues to increase. While there remain some manufacturing giants in the country, the majority of the sector is comprised of small to medium sized enterprises that have the potential to play a key role in shifting traditional industries into new spheres of competitive advantage. In the face of a declining manufacturing sector, it offers real scope for new growth and diversification through advanced manufacturing, influenced most by the people leading its businesses. Engineering, whether as a discipline in manufacturing, or in sectors such as infrastructure, mining, consulting, building and environmental services, remains a critical pillar of industrial progress. However, this field is also being constantly challenged to reshape in line with digital advancements and the growing demand for sustainable development.

The skills to deliver success

Across the multi-faceted manufacturing and engineering sectors, we know how vital it is for you to have a team with the right mix of skills to ensure you are positioned for success. With the ability to influence everything from infrastructure to innovation to development to productivity, they sit at the heart of Australia’s competitiveness. Leaders in manufacturing and engineering roles typically face a range of challenges and opportunities including:

  • Competing with cheaper overseas imports that benefit from greater economies of scale
  • Managing a volatile commodities market including fluctuating exchange rates with increasing global competition
  • Balancing traditional manufacturing and engineering practices with emerging and rapidly changing technologies, digital advancements and even new manufacturing and engineering industries
  • Maintaining job satisfaction for teams to avoid the risks associated with ‘brain drain’ and the ongoing loss of talent to other industries and even countries

The right candidate can create new value for your business including opening up new markets, products and services, identifying productivity improvements, supporting industry collaboration and positioning your business to better bridge the traditional/emerging industry divide.

Carroll Consulting experience

Our culture-fit recruitment experts offer extensive history in recruiting for manufacturing and engineering clients. This experience spans large companies through to dynamic small to medium sized enterprises.

For more information or a free culture-fit assessment to support future recruitment, please contact our team today.

For manufacturing and engineering clients, we recruit roles such as:

  • Manufacturing managers
  • Production managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Financial controllers
  • Human resources managers
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Logistics and supply chain managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Design managers
  • Operations managers
  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Procurement officers
  • Inventory controllers
  • Supervisors
  • Accounts managers