The editorial staff at IndustryWeek hears the anecdotal refrain of “we need more maintenance technicians/CNC operators/machinists,” but when we polled our readers, we found we weren’t hearing the whole story about job shortages.
Here are the most hard-to-fill positions among those surveyed (# of respondents in parentheses).
Engineer with four-year-degree (120+ -various types)
Industrial Maintenance (51)
Quality specialists (35-various types mentioned)
CNC Operator/Machinist (29)
Manufacturing engineer (19)
Production workers (17)
Production managers (13)