Contrary to popular belief, working in a trade is on the upswing for 2017. As technology continues to advance and we rely more on electronic devices, machines, and automation, industries like manufacturing, medicine and aerospace make today’s Machinist an attractive investment to a modern-day employer. Continue reading
In November, we discussed PMI’s Mechatronics Technology program. As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a closer look at industry averages and the opportunities that lay ahead for Electro-Mechanical Technicians in 2017. Continue reading
Training Tips from PMI
For those that are interested in a career as a CNC machinist it is important to know that training doesn’t end after you have completed your CNC degree program. The CNC machinist role is one in which learning will continue throughout your career with new advancements in technology and new techniques being used.
Electro Mechanical Technology – Training for the Future of Manufacturing
In today’s global economy it is impossible to escape the need for computer-based automation. From traffic lights and cell-phones to hospitals and manufacturing facilities, modern technology has made us highly dependent on automated systems and computer-controlled machines.
In today’s modern age, nearly every industry relies on an Electro-Mechanical technology.
Electro-Mechanical technology refers to the automations of any system, machine, robot or mechanical instrument including power grids, motor controls and hydraulics. An Electro-Mechanical Technician is someone who understands the theories behind the technology and is trained to design, build and repair how systems integrate with robotics, pneumatics and different mechanisms that drive automation.
There is an increasing demand for skilled Electro-Mechanical Technicians because of advances in the modern world, a fluctuating economy, and industry trends: Continue reading
Industrial Electrician vs. Commercial Electrician
While the titles “industrial electrician” and “commercial electrician” may sound strikingly similar, they are actually very different specializations. These distinctions require different training and take place in different environments. The foundation of their skill set might be in basic electrical knowledge, but the application of their extended training is what truly defines the two.
As baby boomers retire there will be a need for workers in the field of manufacturing. The problem is, how do we get young people interested in this field? Luckily the trend in technology is making careers in manufacturing more desirable. Those in the manufacturing field will have a variety of options and will obtain a variety of skills as well. Also because there will be a need to fill jobs in this field we can expect that there will be competitive benefits and wages offered. This will help attract the talent needed for this field.
Every company wants dedicated, hardworking individuals working for them. With competition at an all-time high, companies have to be more creative than ever in their effort to attract and recruit top talent. While pay and benefits are important when looking to attract workers, those are not the only incentives that job seekers are looking for. For employers in the manufacturing field, offering additional incentives can help attract and retain a desirable workforce, especially when targeting millennials.
Manufacturing engineering is a promising field that offers a lot of sought after benefits to those pursuing it. Benefits include:
As a Welding Company.. What do you Know?
While many understand the premise of welding, few are experts that understand the field enough to be able to identify whether their welding operations are being run efficiently and effectively enough. Many companies that employ welders may not be running their businesses as efficiently or effectively as possible. If you’d like to know if your company really knows welding, take a look at the following questions to gauge whether your company really knows welding.
Women in the Welding Field
Men dominate the welding profession. In fact, less than 5% of welders are women. This is because historically the majority of blue collar jobs are dominated by men. Shifts in many professions and industries are happening slowly, but are happening today, including shifts in the number of women that work as welders.