Many U.S. based manufacturers have moved operations to various parts of Mexico for a number of reasons, thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lower overhead and operating costs being the main two advantages. These nearshore outsourcing companies have changed the landscape of international trade.
American companies hiring in Mexico is a controversial issue, but jobs outsourced to Mexico have saved various companies millions of dollars. Let’s take a look at a list of companies that moved to Mexico and have some jobs available, for both American expatriates as well as Mexican workers.
7 Top U.S. Companies Hiring in Mexico
IBM moved its Power Systems manufacturing to Guadalajara, Mexico from Minnesota in 2013. The tech giant cites better weather and access to materials as their biggest incentives for moving. Many operations still remain in the United States, however, the manufacturing of Power Systems, which is server hardware, takes place in Mexico now.
A few of the jobs available at IBM include, but are not limited to:
- Java Developer.
- Business Area Manager.
- Entry Level IT Specialist.
- Infrastructure Specialist.
2. General Motors
In 1996, General Motors opened an assembly plant in Silao, Mexico. This plant is responsible for the assembly of a number of GM branded vehicles, propulsion system assembly, and even transmission assembly. General Motors is now one of the top U.S. companies in Mexico and among the most important employers and exporters, with a wide variety of positions and facilities across the country of Mexico.
Here are a few of the jobs General Motors has outsourced to Mexico and that are available today:
- ASE Technician.
- Master Technician.
- Financial Analyst.
Dupont used to be synonymous with carpet cleaner and Nascar superstar Jeff Gordon. However, Dupont has a vast array of products spanning everything from agricultural needs and electronics to pharmaceuticals and water management. It’s safe to say that the company has a hand in nearly every field imaginable. It’s no wonder that there are bountiful jobs in a variety of fields in many countries available through this company.
Here are a few of the offerings of jobs outsourced to Mexico within Dupont:
- Research Associate.
- Human Resources Customer Interaction Specialist.
- Credit Analyst.
- Internal Control Specialist.
Philips is another giant company covering a wide array of products in many different genres. Many consumers equate Philips with top-quality electronics, including televisions, stereos, and even electric toothbrushes. Philips also produces lighting fixtures and many objects to make life easier and better.
Some of the jobs outsourced to Mexico Philips plants in are:
- Quality and Regulatory Manager.
- IT First Line Support Specialist.
- Sales Specialist.
- Country Tax Manager.
5. Proctor and Gamble
P&G is one of the most recognizable names anywhere on the market. When you look on the shelves of nearly any local store, you will find the company’s label. They have a hand in markets including, but not limited to, feminine hygiene products, baby products, household items, skin care, and even over the counter medications. With so many markets under their domain, there are plenty of jobs available.
Here are some jobs that have been outsourced to P&G’s Mexico City facilities:
- Senior Business Analyst.
- Summer Internship, Mexicans with MBA in USA.
- Sales or Marketing Manager.
- Supervisors in Corporate Areas and Manufacturing.
6. John Deere
John Deere is usually thought of as an All-American company. With a majority of companies now with jobs outsourced to Mexico, it’s no surprise that John Deere would also enjoy the benefits of moving jobs there as well. Much of the legendary farm equipment supply company’s products are now manufactured south of the border. This saves a massive amount of money for the company. Skilled workers in Mexico can reap the benefits of working for this giant.
Here are a few John Deere jobs outsourced to Mexico:
- Manufacturing Engineer.
- Perpetual Inventory Analyst.
- Export Coordinator.
- Accounting Analyst.
3M is one of the largest and most successful companies around today. As with many of the companies listed in this article, this one also has a hand in just about every field there is. Whether that be by directly making the product in that category, or having parts of their product used in a larger capacity. 3M provides products for the healthcare field, as well as the casual consumer. If you look at a roll of tape, you’ll likely find the 3M logo.
Here are some jobs outsourced to Mexico within 3M:
- Production Operator.
- Boiler Technician.
- Method Engineer.
- Quality Auditor.
Working In Mexico
There are some key things to keep in mind if you’re wanting a job in Mexico. If you’re an American citizen, you will need to take care of some paperwork (your work visa, for example) in order to legally find gainful employment. It would behoove the prospective employee to do plenty of research on the area and company you’re interested in before making any final decisions. Especially if you haven’t moved there yet.
You can search the internet to find American companies in Mexico hiring. Manufacturing jobs are not the only ones available in Mexico, as many would believe. Although some jobs are entry level, may require a degree and for the worker to be skilled in a specific trade.