Are you hungry for a career? You might
try food manufacturing. The food processing and manufacturing industry is the largest industry in the world, from barbecue sauce to cheese cakes,
the Twin Counties is home
to food manufacturers of all kinds. For the last two years, I’ve worked in packaging as a team leader. I am the HR Generalist here at Nutkao, USA. I’m the Vice President of Quality Assurance. I’m a QA lab personnel. I’m a fast-paced person. It isn’t not too fast of a
fast-pace job, but it’s fast enough pace-job to keep you busy all day long. Every day is something different.
You never do the same thing every day. Nothing’s ever the same, and you have
different products that you use,
so it’s not the very same thing every single day. It’s a lot fun. I like learning and watching the line.
It is interesting to see how things are made. Today’s manufacturing industry
is a new generation of workers
with a blend of traditional and engineering skills. Local companies like Poppies and Sara Lee look for a motivated, well-trained workforce for their businesses to grow and so employment opportunities can surge. We look for focused employees. Their job
starting off could be like a line operator with the potential to go higher. So with
this kind of feel, we need to be focused on quality of the products. We have production manager, also we have chief confectioner, we’re looking for
assistant confectioners, we also need packaging people, we’re looking for a front
office assistant. Attention to detail, hard-working, responsible, capable, always looking for for betterment of
yourself and your job. This factory and this company allow
a lot of potential for growth. I came to Poppies International
as Quality Assurance Manager, and after a couple years of I moved to production,
and then eventually took over the operation. Obtaining industry recognized
credentials does not require you to acquire mountains of debt and four years at a university. Everything you need to know is taught here. In our programs out here, we try to teach our students skills and concepts that will be applicable
in advanced manufacturing. We’ll teach basic motor controls, and
we’ll teach programmable logic controllers. We’ll do both, discrete and analog input and output. We constantly are getting calls from employers looking for our students, specifically. We don’t have enough students
to fill all the positions that are available.