At Resource Erectors we always say that there’s never been a better time to be an engineer. But there may be a better place to put your professional talents to work and earn the lucrative compensation and benefits you deserve.
Is it Time For Your Geographic Career Move?
There are those times in life when “pulling a geographic” may just be the best way to maintain domestic bliss and advance your industrial career, a scenario we portrayed in our recent blog, Engineers at Work and Play. In that case, one spouse relocates for the job of a lifetime, and the other must follow.
But there are powerful workforce trends in 2022 that have rocked the human resources world as raw material supply chains recover from the covid disruption chaos and heavy industry ramps up to meet unprecedented global demand in 2023. As we wrap up a turbulent but increasingly productive 2022, recruiting and retention have never been more essential. We’re seeing engineers and other heavy industry professionals move onward and upward across the nation. But what’s the motivation behind these major moves?
The Great Resignation or the Great Relocation?
The nation’s quit rate reached a 20-year high last November. Despite mainstream hysteria, covid can’t be the sole scapegoat for “The Great Quit”, though questionable shutdown and vaccination policies most certainly triggered “unprecedented churn” to go with the unprecedented demand for skilled labor and professional talent in the workforce.
According to a March 2022 report at Pew Research, the leading reasons behind workforce resignations cited by majorities of surveyed employees who quit their jobs are:
- Low pay (63%)
- No opportunities for advancement (63%)
- Feeling disrespected at work (57%)
At least a third of those workers surveyed said that each of the above issues were the major reasons for why they left for greener pastures. It’s a phenomenon that has its own term in the human resources arena a costly burden both financially and to operations in businesses everywhere.
What is “Churn”?
“Churn” is the HR term for the rate of employee turnover. Factor in the expenses involved with recruiting, onboarding, training, and the daily accumulating high costs of critical vacancies in your organization, and churn can quickly “churn” up your bottom line from black to red.
Throw in a series of locally recruited bad hires from a relatively limited, shallow talent pool, (to quickly fill those essential vacancies) and you’ve gone from bad to worse. This is a risky business practice in high-production operations such as mining, manufacturing, aggregates, and civil construction. That’s why leading companies in sectors across the heavy industry board and across the country rely on Resource Erectors’ for decades of specialized recruiting experience to Avoid the Costs of a Bad Hire.
Heavy Industry Careers Across the Board and Across the Map
When location, location, location is the priority, Resource Erectors can offer the nationwide geographic versatility to keep your career on the fast track. For our company clients seeking the top available candidates, the professional talent pool gets much deeper and wider when the recruiting campaign expands from local to nationwide.
From Boise to Atlanta, from Abilene to Las Vegas, and many points in between, Resource Erectors has exciting six figure career opportunities for engineers, sales professionals, and plant, project, and maintenance managers on the move.
Small Town Serenity or Big City Action? The Choice is Yours With Resource Erectors
Are you ready for small-town serenity in a place like Elvis Presley’s birthplace of Tupelo, ranked in the Top 10 best places to live in Mississippi? With a population of just 38,251, lightly populated Tupelo in Lee County is considered one of the best places to live in Mississippi.
The Tupelo lifestyle is family friendly with A-rated public schools, and the majority of Tupelo residents own their homes. Many up-and-coming young professionals live in Tupelo, the small town that managed to earn recognition as a central commercial, industrial, and cultural hub in Mississippi. If you’ve got experience in ERP manufacturing, maintenance management, maintenance engineering, or maintenance reliability our Tupelo company client would like to hear from you. See Job #557 for full details.
The City of Valparaiso thrives on a strong, diverse business environment. Valparaiso has many pillars of commercial and economic strength including construction and manufacturing, and is the home for Purdue University Northwest.
A high school diploma and 5 years of in-quarry or mining operations and personnel management can put you on the track to a mine manager position in this Chicago suburb of 33.707 residents. Valparaiso, the hometown of the late popcorn mogul Orville Redenbacher, is considered one of the best places to live in Indiana. See Job #556 for details about this lucrative opportunity for mine managers seeking a salary range up to $120,000.
Los Angeles, California
Thinking about going west? With six years of experience in QA/QC and laboratory testing (or a qualifying combination of education and experience) this Director of Quality position with our industrial minerals client could be yours. Construction aggregate or industrial mineral mining experience is preferred and the qualified candidate can anticipate compensation up to $160,00.
See our Job #525 for details about this golden opportunity in Operational Quality Control Management in the Golden State.
If the San Francisco bay area is on your radar for your trek west, 5 years of management experience in manufacturing building materials can be your ticket to the Golden Gate. Our company client is offering up to $190,000 for the qualified Production Manager candidate who is ready to assume the awesome responsibility for management of all construction material production operations for the facility.
Located in the Amador Valley, Pleasonton is a suburb in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population is a moderate 79,871. In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau, and our client is doing their part to keep it that way with a very competitive compensation package. See Job #554 for a full description.
If living in the wealthiest middle-sized city doesn’t match your career map, Boise offers one of the most affordable places to live in the Pacific Northwest. In fact according to an informative article at Spacewise, Boise is one of the most affordable cities in America! Your dollar goes further in the Boise housing market, where the median monthly rent is $879, and the median home price is $221,477 which are both well below the U.S. national average.
Professional management Candidates with a BS or a High School diploma with five (5) or more years experience in construction aggregate production can see the details at our Job #550 for the Aggregate Operations Manager position. You’ll haveplenty of the dollars that go further up in affordable Boise with $100,000 per year in compensation.
Moving On Up With Resource Erectors
These are just a few of the competitive opportunities across the USA available from our heavy industry company clients at Resource Erectors. When it’s time to move on and move up it’s time to call Dan at Resource Erectors so don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can all get moving on your next leap up the career ladder.