Do Industrial Jobs Require Experience?

Industrial jobs offer unique opportunities for job seekers - especially those who are interested in temporary jobs. But how much experience do you need for industrial jobs? What if you don’t have any?

This article will dive into the experience required - or not required - for industrial jobs.

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What Are Industrial Jobs?

Industrial is a broad term that covers a wide range of industries in the manufacturing space. When you think of someone working in a factory or a warehouse, most of the jobs that come to mind are industrial jobs. These include:

  • Machining
  • Pipe-fitting
  • Maintenance
  • Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Material Handling

Do Industrial Jobs Require Experience?

There are some jobs that require experience and some that do not - however, industrial jobs typically have a lower requirement for experience and education than other manufacturing or engineering positions.

Generally speaking, most entry-level and/or temp jobs will not require experience. Experience is a “nice to have” to get a leg up over other applicants, but if you are applying for temp industrial jobs for the first time there are many that don’t require experience. 

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Typically, you will just need to meet the duties of an industrial job - which are often the ability to read English, the ability to lift up to a certain weight, the ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time and the ability to work required hours. 

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