Boston'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 Boston where the most “in-demand” jobs like Mechanical Engineers, Electrical 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 Boston. If you need any assistance filling any of these "hard to fill" roles, please click here and select "Contact to learn more."

Boston - Quality Engineer   

  • Approximately 2,300 active Quality Engineer candidates in the manufacturing space in Boston
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  • Quality Engineers are currently very difficult to fill both nationally and in the Boston area
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  • Median salary for Quality Engineers in the manufacturing space within the Boston market is $82,450 versus the national median of $71,800
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Boston – manufacturing Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,700 active manufacturing Engineer candidates in the Boston market
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  • Manufacturing Engineers are difficult to fill in the Boston market, as well as nationally
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  • Median salary for manufacturing Engineers in the Boston market is $83,350 versus the national median of $73,950
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Boston – Process Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,300 active Process Engineer candidates in the manufacturing space in Boston 
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  • Qualified Process Engineers are currently difficult to fill both nationally and in the Boston area
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  • Median salary for Process Engineers in the Boston market is $92,550 versus the national median of $79,750
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Boston – Mechanical Engineer   
  • Approximately 2,200 active Mechanical Engineer candidates in the Boston market
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  • Mechanical Engineers are currently more difficult to fill in the Boston area than nationally
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  • Median salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Boston market is $96,500 versus the national median of $84,800 
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Boston – Electrical Engineer   
  • Approximately 1,300 active Electrical Engineer candidates in the Boston area
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  • Electrical Engineering roles are currently difficult to fill in the Boston market, as well as nationally
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  • Median salary for Electrical Engineers in the Boston market is $103,650 versus the national median of $88,900
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By: Scott Sneyd / On: August 07, 2015 /

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