Automation experts wanted: Hire, retain the best, webcast says

Research and advice assist with hiring and retaining automation experts, according to a May 25 Control Engineering webcast, citing recent research, with system integration help.

By Ben Kurth and Mark T. Hoske May 25, 2022
Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast, May 25, 2022

Many manufacturing and process facilities have had help wanted signs posted for a long while, and experts are needed for control system migrations, equipment upgrades, and other system integration projects. How do you hire and retain the automation engineers needed? When do you hire outside help with a system integration or other automation, controls, or instrumentation work? A May 25, 2022, webcast, “Automation experts wanted: Hire, retain the best,” is designed to help.

Getting the automation help needed

Ben Kurth, applications engineer, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, and Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cover the following learning objectives in the webcast.

  • Review applicable research from Control Engineering Career and Salary research and report.
  • Determine how short of engineering and other technical talent you are.
  • Assess upcoming automation projects and talent required to implement them.
  • Identify if project help or permanent help is needed.
  • Learn from others’ examples for getting automation project help.

Lack of skilled workers is, by far, the largest perceived threat to manufacturing business today, according to respondents to the 2022 Control Engineering career and salary research survey respondents. Kurth and Hoske discuss strategies and advice. Webcast audience listening live can answer poll questions. A question-and-answer session at the end will give the audience the opportunity to ask additional questions.

Ben Kurth, applications engineer, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, and Mark Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, discuss how to hire and retain the best automation experts. Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast, May 25, 2022

Ben Kurth, applications engineer, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, and Mark Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, discuss how to hire and retain the best automation experts. Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast, May 25, 2022

– Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

KEYWORDS: Engineering career and salary advice, automation system integration, engineering skills gap

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Ben Kurth and Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: Ben Kurth, applications engineer, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, and Mark Hoske, content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology