Two workers in a factory
Two workers in a factory

Manufacturing

Domestic manufacturers have weathered many shocks in recent years. These include companies relocating to Asia, the Global Financial Crisis and decline of the Australian dollar. Since 2016, however, the sector has been expanding. Sub-sectors include food and beverage, machinery and equipment, petroleum, coal and chemicals and metal products. Roles in demand include managing people and equipment for production, documenting products and process to ensure product uniformity and adherence to operating procedures and quality standards.