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ERP and the Process Industries: Fast Track Careers for the Best Engineers at Resource Erectors


Enterprise Resource Planning

The top Resource Erectors employer requested hot keyword trends for Q2, March 29, 2022  heavy industry engineering sector: “Continuous improvement”…”ERP”…”Enterprise Resource Planning”…”Plant Layout”  ”Lean”…”Kaizen”…”Six-Sigma” “Project Manager”…”Reliability and Improvement”…

Process Engineering in the Industrial Sector 2022

In Q1 2022 we kept up to speed on the problems and challenges faced by heavy industry companies operating in the uncertain global economy. Raw material prices are spiking. Energy expenses are triggering cringeworthy OPEX numbers. All this in a global market where not a few sectors such as metals, mining, and construction are all seeing unprecedented demand escalated by a strained if not already fractured supply chain.

But enough about the problems we’re all too familiar with by now. We all know the challenges we’re facing in 2022, and beyond. Now It’s time to apply the working solutions and that means it’s time to send in the best lean, clean, engineers. 

If you need to get up to speed on ERP and the industrial philosophy of continuous improvement, keep reading. 

Enterprise Resource Planning 

An ERP system coordinates all core business processes into a single database, integrating the diverse processes into a single system which results in a connected business. While the engineer focuses on the process manufacturing, his input is immediately available to other connected ERP modules in the company including:

  •  Accounting & Financials
  •  Sales
  •  CRM
  •  HR
  • Supply Chain 

Enterprise Resource Planning experience is a major rung for leaping right up the engineering career ladder. Opportunities abound for lean, ERP-savvy process engineers across the board in this growing industrial career sector.

Process Industry

The Process Industries 

Industrial engineering in the process industries is best summed up by the title of the primer by IISE, the  Institute of Industrial Systems. “Making Cereal Not Cars,”. According to the IISE Process Industries Division:

“The process industries are those industries where the primary production processes are either continuous, or occur on a batch of materials that is indistinguishable.”

As demand for those materials around the world escalates, continuous production is now the standard rather than the exception. Lean, or continuously improved production processes enable manufacturers and producers to meet customer demand, minimize waste, and maximize profits. 

That means engineering experience in any of the 4 categories of the production processes below could make you a human resource gem for the companies seeking your skills and ERP talents in:

  • Batch production for smaller production runs
  • Continuous production or large-volume processes designed to produce large amounts of inventory without interruption. 
  • Flow production or assembly line techniques
  • Bespoke or Job Shop Custom production

Looking for career versatility in a competitive industrial environment? Competent, qualified process engineers can take their pick from diverse process industry sectors including:

  • Food and beverages
  • Coal
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Petroleum
  • Chemicals
  • Tobacco
  •  Wood products
  •  Ceramics
  •  Base metals
  •  Mined minerals
  •  Plastics 
  •  Paper products
  •  Rubber 
  •  Textiles

To name just a few examples. With such a broad production arena, process manufacturing engineers have more career options when relocation and geography is a priority. This spring Resource Erectors has engineering jobs available in the US  from coast to coast.  

ERP Career Opportunities

The Solution For Meeting the Challenges of Unprecedented Demand in 2022 

To maintain robust growth in the challenging industrial environment of 2022 (to say the least!) companies across the board are seeking top engineering professionals with the proven track records that demonstrate successful continuous improvement. 

Leadership, engineering experience, and initiative are prerequisites at this level in the process industry hierarchy. 

Are you ready to meet these challenges taken right from the Resource Erectors 2022 job board? 

  • Provide or source all necessary technical expertise to identify and resolve issues.
  • Lead efforts to increase efficiency in the operation, at a fast pace.
  • Lead the assessment, repair, design, and development for site modifications and additions.
  • Utilize proven Lean, TPM(Total Productive Maintenance), or Six-Sigma style analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify opportunities for cost reduction, quality improvement, process streamlining, lead-time reduction, inventory reduction, and similar type improvement areas.
  • Experience with an ERP Manufacturing system

The ERP Experience Factor in 2022: The Young Guns of Engineering

There was a time in the specialized HR arena of heavy industry, and it wasn’t too long ago, when high-level engineering positions such as those available now in 2022 often required a minimum of 15 years experience. 

Now it’s not uncommon to see these lucrative, career-advancing opportunities open up to younger engineers with a minimum of just 3 years in an “ERP” or “lean” manufacturing environment. If you’re an engineer with 3 years of hands-on experience with popular   ERP manufacturing software we need to know about it. 

Our industry-leading client companies are offering six-figure salaries for qualified engineers in locations across the US, so don’t forget to update your resume. Here’s our career search refresher-” 5 Strong Tips for an Engineering Resume that Sets You Apart”. If it’s been a while since your last update, pay particular attention to Resource Erectors tip #3) Highlight Major Projects and Accomplishments

About Resource Erectors

We’ve specialized in Heavy Industry human resources at Resource Erectors for decades. We have the recruiting and candidate placement experience you need when you’re building your dream teams in mining, sand, concrete, aggregates, manufacturing, civil construction, bulk materials, and industrial engineering in every way, shape, and form. 

We help your company avoid the disruptions and expenses of a bad hire and the high costs of vacancies in critical positions in your organization. Continuous improvement of your organization’s workforce is an integral part of the Resource Erectors recruiting and placement process. That’s why over 85% of our placed candidates are still contributing to the success of their companies 5 years later. 

For the top professionals in heavy industry sectors, we have positions available with competitive salaries commensurate with your talent and experience offered by North America’s industry-leading companies, so don’t hesitate to contact Resource Erectors to fast track your engineering career.

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