Why Manufacturing Career Opportunities Will Soon Be Booming

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August 29, 2022

A common misconception surrounds manufacturing today: the idea that introducing robotics and other automation equipment into the picture will rapidly dry up the industry’s career opportunities. In fact, automation does the opposite – by creating even MORE demand for human intelligence and ingenuity.

Building and maintaining the factory of the future requires capable individuals who enjoy solving problems and thrive on novelty. While the humdrum jobs of the past may be in short supply as they get transferred to robots, the installing, troubleshooting, and innovating tasks — essentially, the exciting ones — will be desperately in need of takers.

Furthermore, these jobs tend to be safer, pay better, and offer more opportunities for growth. Read on to find out how you can use your skills to thrive in today’s manufacturing job market.

Undergraduate or recent college grad? Check out these opportunities at Omron.

“To humans, the thrill of creation” — what it’s like to work at Omron

Did you know we’re hiring? With just a click of a button, you could be catapulted into an exhilarating world of mobile robots, collaborative robots, artificial intelligence, and more. Working at Omron means being a co-creator of the factory of the future, in which self-monitoring machines cover repetitive tasks while people find new ways to boost productivity.

Automation technologies work together with meticulous coordination, as shown in the Youtube video in the source link below. Try not to get dizzy as you watch robots of all types shuttle a ping-pong ball through a one-of-a-kind obstacle course! Building the factory of the future is just as thrilling as the most creative chain reaction you can imagine.

Stay ahead of the curve, with or without an engineering degree

It’s obvious that opportunity will be knocking loudly at the door of anyone with a degree in engineering. But did you know that the automation industry also needs people who aren’t engineers? In fact, one of the job titles that’s poised to grow exponentially is automation technician, which you can do with just an associate degree or even a high school diploma.

Automation technicians help install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot robotic systems that are a staple of today’s manufacturing plant and the factory of the future. If you enjoy working with machinery and watching how mechanical systems evolve over time, then this could be the career for you.

A career in technical sales is another excellent opportunity for anyone who loves the idea of working in automation but isn’t interested in becoming an engineer. As a technical sales associate, you’ll learn about the latest automation technologies and help prospective customers see how they can use them to solve their business challenges.

Learn how Omron is making today’s technology accessible to college students.

Working in automation is a great way to help the world as a whole

The idea that automation is taking away jobs can sour people on the industry altogether. Automation actually has tremendous potential to help solve some of global society’s most pressing challenges, from hunger to climate change. For Omron, it is the prospect of solving these issues that motivates them each and every day.

From predictive maintenance solutions that help keep energy costs low to robotic systems that pick and pack agricultural products quickly while liberating workers from excessive heat, automation technologies are the key to helping people around the world pursue their dreams and live life to the fullest.

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