SHAH ALAM: Soon to be owned by Ministry of Finance Incorporated, Boustead Naval Shipyard – the builder of the LCS and RMN main workshop – is looking for workers. It is likely the workers are needed not just for the resumption of work for the LCS but for the ship repair business as well.
The company published the notice on its Linkedin page on Saturday.
It did not list the number of people it wants to hire but it looked like it could run into hundreds or more. The jobs opened include for the project management team, engineering and production.
It must be noted that BNS shed many workers prior to the start of production of the first LCS. It also happened when the LCS project and the ship repair business came to a stand-still due to lack of money (LCS) and the pandemic, respectively. But as work pick-up for the ship repair division and the resumption of the LCS project, it needs to find workers.
Yes, one may get cynical on BNS but as the company is to be brought into MOF fold – an expensive affair – the future seemed bright, at least, for the next five years. If you are a fresh graduate or just started working (below five years) in the relevant sectors mentioned above, perhaps you can be a BNS worker soon. Especially if you are from the Manjung, Lumut and Sitiawan area.
Just don’t stay too long though, gained experience there and once you are confident find another one either locally or even overseas.
Anyhow, the deadline for the full takeover by MOF is just days away – December 31. One wonder whether they will be third time lucky, or it will only happen in the new year. I believed it will latter though. Better late than never.
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