One of the main pillars of the German economy is the manufacturing industry, in which we subsume other areas in addition to mechanical & plant engineering – from the manufacture of preliminary products to their application in production. We summarize under the term industry the areas of mechanical and plant engineering, hydraulics & pneumatics, as well as electrical engineering and electronics. From railroad technology to industrial automation and drive technology to control systems and Industry 4.0, in our view the fields have specific technical requirements, but presuppose a comparable skill set on the part of the candidates.
Executive search, i.e. the targeted search for executives and specialists by way of direct approach, is particularly important in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. This is primarily due to the specific requirements of this industry, which range from the development and manufacture of complex technical equipment to the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions.
Partners specializing in mechanical and plant engineering have generally gained many years of experience in this industry themselves and are very familiar with both the technologies and the requirements placed on employees and managers. This experience forms the basis for successful personnel consulting, as it enables them to identify and target the right candidates quickly and precisely.
It is particularly important that the suitability of candidates is not only assessed on the basis of formal criteria such as education and work experience, but also on the basis of practical experience and knowledge. Only in this way can the special requirements and challenges of this industry be adequately taken into account. Equally differentiated attention must be paid to the specific conditions of medium-sized or group-type companies.
The search for executives and specialists is therefore a complex process that must also take personal and cultural aspects into account. As consultants, we can provide valuable support in this regard based on our many years of experience and knowledge of the industry.
Overall, mechanical and plant engineering is an industry with special demands on its employees and executives, which require a targeted and careful selection. Executive search is therefore an indispensable tool for finding the right candidates for the respective positions and thus ensuring the success of companies in this market segment.