Efficient Plant, January 20, 2020

By Andrew Ruse, president of Accruent

Highly automated machinery and robotics are needed to keep manufacturing plants competitive. Maintaining this equipment takes an advanced skillset, making today’s maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) jobs in high demand.

In the article: Do You Have a Mechatrontics Tech?, you will discover a new discipline known as mechatronics, which defines workers as having multiple skills across multiple crafts. This discipline includes the ability to execute complicated CMMS work orders but can also encompass plant-wide optimization such as product quality, supply-chain management, root cause analysis, and more. This article also shares a list of technical training programs, universities, and community colleges that offer this specialization to help you find technicians.