Houston's Engineering Talent Landscape: Manufacturing

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It is concerning to see more of a talent gap surfacing in the engineering sector as more Baby Boomers retire from the industry and not enough students graduate with degrees within this field. As a result, demand for engineering professionals is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. According to Randstad’s Hot Jobs for 2015, demand for engineering professionals is expected to continue increasing significantly over the next decade.

With the growing demand for qualified engineering talent, attracting and keeping skilled individuals is all the more difficult – especially within the manufacturing space in Houston where the most “in-demand” jobs like Mechanical Engineers,Project Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Process Engineers are difficult to fill.

The impact of this shortage has far-reaching negative organizational effects and successful companies understand specific market conditions, leverage contingent workforces, and have streamlined and improved their overall hiring process.

Take a look below at the current conditions for the Top 5 most in-demand manufacturing engineering roles in Houston. If you need any assistance filling any of these "hard to fill" roles, please click here and select "Contact to learn more."

Houston - Quality Engineer   

  • Approximately 900 active Quality Engineer candidates in the manufacturing space in Houston
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  • Quality Engineers are currently very difficult to fill both nationally and in the Houston area
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  • Median salary for Quality Engineers in the manufacturing space within the Houston market is $83,650 versus the national median of $71,800
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Houston – Manufacturing Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,000 active Manufacturing Engineer candidates in the manufacturing space in Houston market
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  • Manufacturing Engineers are more difficult to fill in the Houston market than nationally
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  • Median salary for manufacturing Engineers in the Houston market is $86,150 versus the national median of $73,950
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Houston – Process Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,500 active Process Engineer candidates in the manufacturing space in Houston 
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  • Qualified Process Engineers are currently difficult to fill both nationally and in the Houston area
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  • Median salary for Process Engineers in the Houston market is $99,750 versus the national median of $79,750
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Houston – Mechanical Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,500 active Mechanical Engineer candidates in the Houston market
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  • Mechanical Engineers are currently much more difficult to fill in the Houston area than nationally
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  • Median salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Houston market is $89,200 versus the national median of $78,850 
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Houston – Project Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,500 active Project Engineer candidates in the Houston area
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  • Project Engineering roles are currently more difficult to fill in Houston than nationally
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  • Median salary for Project Engineers in the Houston market is $102,750 versus the national median of $81,350
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By: Scott Sneyd / On: September 15, 2015 /

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