Job services, career help

Where, oh, where can automation professionals go on the Internet to find a job, or find another team member? Most of the big online job boards just don't get that specific.Control Engineering Online now offers a job search function for those who wish to hire a new team member, find a new or better job, or just see what else is out there in automation and control.

12/01/2000


Where, oh, where can automation professionals go on the Internet to find a job, or find another team member? Most of the big online job boards just don't get that specific.

Control Engineering Online now offers a job search function for those who wish to hire a new team member, find a new or better job, or just see what else is out there in automation and control.

Go to www.controleng.com and click on the "Jobs in Control Engineering" button. You will be taken to a form that allows you to enter the type of job you're looking for in the area you wish to work. Using a search engine powered by Automationtechies.com (Eden Prairie, Minn.), the job search will return all jobs currently listed with Automationtechies that match the criteria entered.

Users can also submit job skills information and a resume or post information about available positions. All information is confidential.

Career advice

Also in the "Jobs in Control Engineering" section of www.controleng.com , visitors will find an archive of past "Career Update" columns.

These columns provide helpful career advice for all types of positions and include such topics as coping with unemployment, surviving mergers and acquisitions, managing projects, challenges in vendor selection, and more.


Author Information

Laura Zurawski, web editor lzurawski@cahners.com


Automationtechies.com Surveys

Periodic surveys on the Automationtechies.com website have polled users on such topics as salary, length of time at current job, positions most frequently sought, networking preferences, PLC vs. PC, etc. To participate in these surveys, go to

Current salary

Total votes: 435

Under $40,000

12%

$40-50,000

13%

$50-60,000

20%

$60-70,000

23%

$70-80,000

12%

$80-90,000

6%

$90-100,000

5%

Over $100,000

8%


Length of time at current job

Total votes: 316

Less than 1 year

11%

1-2 years

11%

2-3 years

14%

3-5 years

18%

5-7 years

14%

7-10 years

10%

More than 10 years

22%


Type of position sought

Total votes: 273

Design

8%

Engineering

34%

Technician

16%

Management

5%

Sales/Marketing

11%

Technical Support

10%

Other

2%


Preferred industrial network

Total votes: 190

ControlNet

35%

DeviceNet

21%

Foundation fieldbus

7%

Modbus Plus

14%

Profibus

8%

Other

15%


Will PC-based controllers eventually replace PLCs?

Source: Control Engineering with data from Automationtechies.com

No

24%

In less than 25% of applications

32%

In about half of applications

26%

In most applications

18%

Total votes:

298



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