Robotics Industry News
Find Jobs Now with RIA’s New Robotics Online Career Center
Robotic Industries Association Posted 08/11/2011
Jobs that pay well in the robotics industry can be found on the new and improved Career Center from RIA. Members of the Association asked RIA to expand the reach of its Career Center to help them find candidates. Demand for robots is up markedly this year which spurs job openings, and recent changes to the Career Center make it one of the top ranked sources of visitors for Robotics Online.
“It is encouraging how many opportunities are available in the robotics industry,” said Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotic Industries Association. “Companies are investing in capital; especially in productivity tools like robotics. That leads to jobs, plain and simple, and we know so because our members keep telling us they have openings.”
AO Smith needed a robotic welding technician. They are a new member of Robotic Industries Association and one of the first things they did, according to Association staff, is post their job on RIA’s Career Center. Thanks to improvements in the Career Center, news of their opening propagated to some of the bigger career related sites including Indeed and Simply Hired.
There have been more new RIA members this year than in previous years which is another sign the industry is thriving. Precision Automated Technology, a new integrator member of RIA just posted an opening for a robotic programmer. Wolf Robotics, a long-time integrator member posted a job around the same time, as did members Applied Manufacturing Technologies and Heartland Robotics.
“User company memberships are up 30% through July and integrator memberships are up 25%,” said Burnstein. “Integrators need skilled people, especially engineers with mechanical and electrical backgrounds. Of course experience with robotics helps.”
For some, experience with robotics starts at a two- or four-year college. There are more than 40 educational institutions that belong to RIA, the most ever in one year according to Association records. These schools represent the next wave of high-tech workers, and many schools are sponsored by RIA members anxious to hire students from their robotics programs.
“Global pressure has forced all manufacturers to improve productivity and the robotics industry is among the top tier of advanced technology for better quality and higher output,” said Burnstein. “There are jobs for people who can apply, sell, operate and maintain robots and RIA members are among the best companies in the world to work for. We hope to create many happy relationships with the new, improved Career Center.”
About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, RIA represents leading robot manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, educators, research groups, and consulting firms. The association sponsors the biennial Automate Show and Conference plus many regional events, and is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standard. RIA also serves as North America’s representative to the International Federation of Robotics and provides detailed quarterly North American robot statistics. Full information on RIA activities is on Robotics Online, the world’s leading robotics resource on the Worldwide Web.
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