Defense companies of Tatarstan announce a “hunt” for specialists —

Apparatchiks, fitters and welders are attracted by a salary of 80-120 thousand rubles, a postponement project, a lot of benefits and payments

Photo: Maksim Platonov

The volume of government procurement for Tatarstan companies, which are part of Russia’s military-industrial complex, and there are about 30 of them, has recently begun to increase. Along with the growth of public procurement, modernization and capacity building of the factories themselves, the need for qualified personnel has also increased – the defense industry of the republic also needs about 3.5 thousand turners, millers and others “one- unique specialists, including engineers and technicians. As they reported to Realnoe Vremya at the Ministry of Labor of the Republic of Tatarstan, the shortage of personnel is particularly felt at Remdiesel in Naberezhnye Chelny, Kazan Helicopters and Kazan Powder Plant, Tochmash Read the details in the material of Realnoe Vremya.

KVZ: bonus for returnees and “Bring a friend” promotion

Kazan Helicopters (KVZ), owned by Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation), is famous for its Ansats, Mi-8/17 and Mi-38 and supplies them to Russia and 92 countries around the world .

Today, KVZ is actively increasing its production capacity, therefore the company needs specialists in various fields. Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 employees have already joined the workforce of the factory, but this is not enough. About 150 highly qualified workers from the following professions are expected there:

  • turner,
  • miller,
  • painter,
  • mechanical assembly production mechanic,
  • operator of software-controlled machines,
  • electric and gas welder,
  • tinsmith.
Kazan Helicopters is actively increasing its production capacity, therefore the company needs specialists in various fields. Photo: Maksim Platonov

“Workers can earn around 100,000 rubles. Today’s salary at KVZ is 82,000 rubles, and the calculations are made without taking into account the income of the company’s management personnel – we have increased salaries since January 2022, the increase has increased from 20 % to 30%. In addition, those who previously quit and returned to the factory receive a one-time cash bonus of 50,000 rubles,” Deputy General Director – Chief of Personnel of KVZ Adel Shagimardanov told Realnoe Vremya.

The company has a collective agreement, which includes a long list of various benefits and social guarantees: VMI, vouchers for sanatoriums and health camps for employees and their children, advanced training, compensation for subscription fees to fitness clubs in Kazan.

“Our helicopter builders lead an active social and sporting life. The company has a trade union, a factory youth union and a council of veterans. In addition to the main job, we also have a busy leisure life – all kinds of corporate events, competitions, competitions are held. KVZ employees constantly take part in various municipal, republican and industrial events,” the company’s press service said.

By the way, since August 1, KVZ employees have been offered to participate in the original HR campaign “Bring a friend”. Each employee of the company can recommend his candidate for vacancies in the personnel department, and if he gets a job and works for 3 months, a bonus of 10,000 rubles is paid as a reward for a new employee.

Today, the plant staff numbers almost 2.2 thousand people, a third of them young people. Photo:

Gunpowder factory: a postponement project and a salary up to 80,000 rubles

The Kazan Gunpowder Plant (KGKPZ) is a multidisciplinary enterprise that produces various types of gunpowder and charges almost all types of weapons. Today, the plant’s staff numbers almost 2.2 thousand people, a third of them young people, although 5 years ago this figure was much lower, the head of the personnel policy department points out from the factory, Tatiana Mikhaylova. She said the factory urgently needed technical specialists. The following professions are in demand: apparatchiks, rollers, loader and truck drivers, sharpeners, painters, physico-chemical analysis laboratory technicians, materials inspectors, sealing inspectors, sculptors, assemblers, fitters. In August, the plant was already replenished with new employees, Mikhaylova said:

“270 positions were planned for August, and now 170 people are already registered. In addition, 71 people have already been hired – they have started work. About 60 vacancies remain vacant, for which we are waiting for applications in September We need apparatchiks, assemblers of tailor-made products, we also hire people with no experience, their training takes place in our training center, and after certification, beginners gain access to independent work.

Mechanics and electricians are particularly rare. As the head of the personnel department of the gunpowder plant noted, today there are few vocational schools that teach these specialties, so such college graduates are in great demand among Kazan enterprises .

Applicants are promised a salary of 45-80 thousand rubles and more – depending on the level of qualification, a deferral project for the period of work at the plant and a significant social package.

The plant badly needs technical specialists. Photo: Maksim Platonov

Among the various benefits — seniority bonuses, and from the first year of work — an allowance for food expenses, for non-residents — a salary supplement for rental accommodation. Other advantages and guarantees are also provided. Moreover, they are ready to accept not only residents of Kazan, but also from other districts of Tatarstan for vacant places – a shift method of work is valid for them. Here are some supportive measures:

  • employed in the specialty after graduation, a monthly payment of 4.5 thousand rubles is established for three years;
  • employees dismissed after military service in the reserve of the ranks of the armed forces and accepted at the factory receive financial assistance in the amount of five minimum wages in the Russian Federation (for those who returned to their previous place of work for the first time after dismissal);
  • employees with a residence permit for non-residents receive an additional 4,000 rubles for renting accommodation or receiving a bed in a dormitory;
  • when concluding a marriage, an additional day of paid rest is granted, and young workers under the age of 35 receive financial assistance in the amount of 3,000 rubles, and if both newlyweds are employees of the business – 7,000 rubles.
  • payment of financial assistance for calendar holidays;
  • many other benefits and social guarantees.

In addition, graduates of technical schools, after receiving the status of a young specialist, an additional allowance of 4.5 thousand rubles is paid along with a monthly salary for several years.

As they say at the factory, one of the most difficult jobs is that of assembler of made-to-measure products. Manual labor is required here, so work, given the specifics of production, is quite stressful, so not everyone can withstand such a pace, moving to another place, even with a high salary level. Therefore, there are always vacancies at these production sites. More detailed information can be found in the personnel department of the plant.

The KZTM research and manufacturing association also needs more than 100 new employees as part of the implementation of the technical re-equipment program. A video screenshot

Tochmash in Kazan: salary increased by almost half

Another enterprise, the Kazan Precision Engineering Plant, needs more than 100 new employees as part of the implementation of the technical re-equipment program. According to Gulchachak Rakhmatullina, deputy general manager for economics and personnel management, the company mainly needs repairers, machine operators, supervisors, punching operators, configuration personnel and installers. The latter specialty is intended specifically for women, since it involves welding various parts and requires thoroughness, concentration, perseverance and painstaking work, but the work is not so laborious.

“The salary starts at 45,000 rubles, and adjusters can receive more than 120,000 rubles a month. Since September 1, we have increased it by almost 50%. Although we have no monthly bonuses, only the so-called 13th salary at the end of the year, but every month employees receive a special allowance of 40% of the salary, plus 20% in case of exceeding the goal,” Gulchachak Rakhmatullina said.

Employees benefit from a complete social package and various social guarantees, standard and additional, provided for by the collective agreement. The company welcomes not only residents of Kazan, but also non-resident applicants: “They will have the opportunity to stay in a hostel for six months until they get up,” the head of the HR department clarified. , “what we pay out of the company’s budget”.

“We also employ young graduates from institutes or technical schools. We train them, they improve their professional level and then become highly qualified specialists.

Above all, the company needs repairers, machine operators, supervisors, punching operators, configuration personnel and installers. Photo:

Falling birth rate, low wages and “old-fashioned” professions

It has been discussed at different levels for more than a year that the industrial sector, including the defense industry, will soon face a shortage of personnel. In the fall of 2021, a working group was created in Tatarstan to provide industrial and commercial enterprises with qualified personnel, but the problem is still relevant. Among the reasons for the shortage of workers’ specialists, experts point to a drop in the birth rate in the 1990s and early 2000s, and the reluctance of young people to go to work in a factory.

Today there is a shortage of personnel in many enterprises of the republic – turners, millers, electric and gas welders and others. Usually young people choose completely different specialties, for example, they want to become programmers or bloggers. Although there has been a certain positive trend over the past decade – the popularity of vocational secondary education is growing in Russia, and more and more schoolchildren prefer to go to vocational technical schools and colleges instead of continue their studies until the 11th year, then to enroll in a university.

Angelina Panchenko


Rose D. Jones