Applied Manufacturing Technologies has announced a new aggressive “Robotic Renaissance” hiring initiative, to support continuing robotics industry growth. The program’s focus will be on placing automation engineering talent into robotic careers. AMT believes that with the recently announced $500 million Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which features $70 million for a National Robotics Initiative, that the use of robotics in industry will see significant growth in the next few years.
“It does appear that we’re at a robotic renaissance and the future looks brighter than ever,” said Mike Jacobs, president of AMT. “We are planning to invest aggressively in our core business of recruiting engineers and launching them into fulfilling careers in the robotics and automation industry. We expect that continued investment in robotics technology and engineering education will inspire our nation’s youth to pursue automation technology degrees with more vigor than ever.”
Initially, the majority of robot applications were in automotive manufacturing. As robotic technology continues to advance, becoming more capable, less expensive and easier to use, opportunities exist for applications in many areas that were never considered before. Now automation professionals are deploying robots in a wide variety of industries, including wind and solar energies, medical devices, glass processing, food and beverage production, chemical processes and many more. AMT’s hiring initiative is underway with plans to add up to 40 engineers in the next 12 to 18 months.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
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