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 $40,00012%
$40-50,00013%
$50-60,00020%
$60-70,00023%
$70-80,00012%
$80-90,0006%
$90-100,0005%
Over $100,0008%


Length of time at current job

Total votes: 316
Less than 1 year11%
1-2 years11%
2-3 years14%
3-5 years18%
5-7 years14%
7-10 years10%
More than 10 years22%


Type of position sought

Total votes: 273
Design8%
Engineering34%
Technician16%
Management5%
Sales/Marketing11%
Technical Support10%
Other2%


Preferred industrial network

Total votes: 190
ControlNet35%
DeviceNet21%
Foundation fieldbus7%
Modbus Plus14%
Profibus8%
Other15%


Will PC-based controllers eventually replace PLCs?

Source: Control Engineering with data from Automationtechies.com
No24%
In less than 25% of applications32%
In about half of applications26%
In most applications18%
Total votes:298


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