Industry Employment

Careers in Industry

Many Career Choices

Professionals – Engineers, accountants, economists, logistics, chemists, industrial hygienists, public affairs and more

Plant technicians/operators – process, instrument, electrical, maintenance, laboratory

Administrative – clerk, bookkeeper, assistant

Construction – welder, scaffold builder, electrician, carpenter, pipefitter, boilermaker, machinist, rigger, millwright, ironworker, painter, insulator and more

How do I Qualify?


For professional positions, a 4-year university degree is often required. For technicians, operators, administrative and construction positions, a high school diploma is required and usually some post-high-school education. The most important skills to be proficient at are math, English and science.

Many opportunities for post-high school training are available locally through trade schools or unions; The ABC Craft Training Center, ITI Technical College, Baton Rouge and River Parishes Community and Technical Colleges, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and more.

Drug and Crime Free

Most, if not all, employers require that employees are drug-free of felony convictions and sometimes more stringent requirements are set.  A 10-panel drug test is usually required and a criminal background check called the Security Passport.  These are both available at The Alliance Safety Council.

Job Resources

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) is a trade association, 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization with a membership of 60+ industrial facilities in the Greater Baton Rouge Region.

8555 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 202, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

(225) 769-0596

GBRIA’s mission is to drive solutions to common issues with an emphasis on Safety Performance and Workforce Development