We are continuing our study of the current state of manufacturing jobs in the US. We recently released Part 1 of our study which focused on the availability of production jobs. This post looks at trends in jobs related to manufacturing quality.
Currently the US Is seeing low unemployment rates, and manufacturing in the US has been growing for the last 5 years. What does this mean for quality departments?
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You probably need a Bachelor's Degree and a few years of experience
Of the 100 job openings we studied from April 2019, the majority of the job titles were quality manager, quality assurance manager, and quality control manager. For these positions, an average of 6 years experience was required, with the majority of jobs requiring 5 years or less of experience. 96% of the jobs we studied required a Bachelor's degree.
Regulatory Compliance is Required
ISO, AS9100, and PPAP were in the top 5 keywords we found in the jobs that we studied. Depending on the business the regulatory requirements will change, but compliance is a critical part of quality assurance across manufacturing.
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