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What Jobs are You Having the Most Difficulty Filling?

March 8, 2016
Here are the most hard-to-fill positions among respondents of our 2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing Salary Survey.

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)

Sales (32)

CNC Operator/Machinist (29)

Welder (29)

Toolmaker (20)

Manufacturing engineer (19)

Production workers (17)

Production managers (13)

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