PROPEL: Growing Demand for Workers with Robotics Skills

PROPEL specializes in concept-to-customer product development in technical industries, and brings that perspective to analysis of workforce supply & demand in the marketplace. The firm notes that there is both (1) a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, and (2) a lack of information on the exciting careers currently open in manufacturing for robotics professionals looking for employment. PROPEL further expands on emerging opportunities: “It would be easy to claim that the cause of the skills gap is the adoption of newer technologies. Yet with more automated processes and robotics used on the plant floor, these technologies are actually creating more jobs within operations. Companies need workers who understand robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and analytics. As a result, manufacturers are expanding and diversifying their workforce with open positions for: Robot teaming coordinators, Smart factory managers, Digital twin engineers, Smart Q.A. managers.”

Read PROPEL’s Manufacturing Skills Guide describing new job opportunities here. See also PROPEL’s definitions guide to robotics terminology in manufacturing.