Finding the Right Light Industrial Job     

Those who work in the industrial field understand work comes in two sizes, light and heavy. The type of industrial work effects where a company can operate as zoning codes assign land depending upon the type of business planned. Light industrial work does not create toxic gases, dust or bright lights that would be offensive to neighbors, and has a minimal effect on the neighborhood. The types of light industrial work that fall into this category include:


Food production

This is one of the largest sectors of light industrial workers and includes bakers and producers of processed meats, cheeses and fruits. Working in this industry, you may be required to work some machinery. Since public consumption is continuous, food products and food manufacturing is always high, making it a very secure area to work.

Consumer electronics

There has been a large increase in demand in recent years, as both businesses and household demand for small electronic products grows each year. Light industrial work involves the production and assembly of technology, such as cell phones, fire alarms, entertainment and communication devices, printers and computers.


Although digital communication is popular, the demand for the printed word is still high. This means there is a need for those who know how to operate and maintain printing technologies that produce magazines, brochures, catalogs and newspapers. Prepress technicians, those who prepare the content for printing ensuring proper form formatting, are required to keep the presses moving. This light industrial position also includes a bit of creativity in the manufacturing side of things.

Automotive assembly

This is a traditional light industrial job in a trade that’s been around for decades. Workers are responsible for assembling the vehicle, not manufacturing the parts. This kind of work requires a significant amount of attention to detail, which can get stressful over time. Individuals who take pride in precise work are perfect candidates, as well as those who have expert hand-eye coordination.

Garment industry

Clothes will never go out of style, and the industry will always require individuals to create and manufacture clothing for their customers. Manufacturers demand a high level of accuracy and quality control, as even small mistakes can result in large losses for the company. However, if you have skill and passion, the area can be quite lucrative, especially since manufacturers always have a need for those with a creative bent and desire to produce above and beyond what’s called for.


Furniture production includes work with light industrial machinery and products including wood, metal, glass and plastic. Today, most furniture manufacturing is done using automated equipment. If you enjoy working with your hands and using building materials, or creating custom designs or moldings, this may be the job you’ve been looking for.


There are numerous other light industrial jobs that come under the category of assembly and production, or distribution and fulfillment. For instance, those who put together parts of a manufactured product in any of the categories listed above or a production operator who works on an assembly line and upholds quality and safety standards. A medical assembler will build and fit devices used in the medical field. Those working in distribution and fulfillment may operate a forklift, oversee receiving and storage of shipments or coordinate and maintain records on shipments.


Looking to join the light industrial field?

If you aren’t sure where you fit in, contact one of our professional recruiters at Anodyne. We are excited to help you find a job to meet your needs.