Being the boss is hard work — especially when it comes to hiring. Knowing what types of positions your company will need in the near — and not so distant — future is an essential part of the strategic planning process.
Here’s a look at the projected demand for several key manufacturing positions. Use this information to shape your 2020 hiring strategy.
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers
These professionals set up and use various machines — both computerized and mechanical — to create precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. Demand for machinists and tool and die makers is expected to rise 1% from 2018 to 2028 — i.e., remain relatively stagnant — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At 3% growth, machinists are expected to have the most job prospects, but this is still less than the 5% predicted for all occupations.
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Stationary and boiler operators control the mechanical equipment that provides utilities to buildings and for industrial uses. Employment of these professionals is expected to increase 3% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS. While projected employment growth is slower than the 5% expected for all occupations, workers will still be needed to perform routine maintenance on machines and keep equipment working properly.
Assemblers and Fabricators
As the people responsible for putting together and finishing products and the parts that go into them, assemblers and fabricators have a very big job. Using tools, machines, and their hands, these workers build everything from engines and ships to toys and electronic devices. Unfortunately, employment for these professionals is expected to decline by 11% from 2018 to 2028 due to the increased use of robots.
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
These workers use equipment to fuse metal parts or cut them apart. Demand for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is expected to increase by 3% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS. New jobs may be especially prevalent with companies working to repair and rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure — i.e., bridges, highways, and buildings — those creating new power generation facilities — i.e., pipelines transporting natural gas.
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