I have seen woman in a number of the position's and be successfull. Sex makes no difference the ability to do any of the jobs I am currently good friend with a woman who has a master's degree in physics who joined the company as an Inspector. Lent her quite a few books on treatment systems, paint rheology. She has gotten promoted a few times now still works there. I liked discussing my ideas in physics with her. Even gave her a book from Carlo Rovelli on time when I retired. another women worked at a coffee shop asked about the chance of getting a position, started as a prime coater operator, then moved to crane operator then to inspector, then got promoted to work in the office handling internal claims . She is still there. If you have the attitude do not mind working alone or shifts, most of the hourly employees have been their for decades, very low turn over, high pay long way from a sweat shop. the machine does the work. physical labour is minimal. I was the hardest worker in the plant made all the ink.
no one else could do it not even the suppliers. Just give me good pigment I took care of the rest. A former boss described the jobs as half jobs for full days pay as you cannot hire half people to fill each of the positions. currently my former employer is so busy doing prints for garage door roofing and siding with no competition that they are at full capacity. the biggest complaint I hear from former employers too much money from over time not possible to spend it. wages or a minor part of the companies overhead.