Specifically, “the jobs of today look different to yesterday and will look different again tomorrow,” Milwaukee-based Manpower Group said. The company again highlighted these new job roles in a recent report called “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You.”
Its latest report also highlighted winning solutions in the so-called “Skills Revolution 4.0,” specifically the “Future of Digital Manufacturing.”
In particular, almost 2.7 million US manufacturing workers will likely retire by 2025. However, the sector will only produce 2 million new jobs over the next decade, with digitization and automation disrupting skills.
Manpower Group said it therefore convened companies to create an industry-recognized taxonomy defining digital manufacturing roles of the future. This taxonomy will henceforth find practical solutions to skills shortage and ensure it can fill up 2 million jobs.
New job roles include titles like “collaborative robotics specialists,” “manufacturing cybersecurity strategists,” and “enterprise digital ethicists,” according to Manpower Group.
An in-depth analysis of these roles will therefore help companies identify people with adjacent, connected, adaptable and applicable skills. Manufacturing firms can now source a talent pipeline for their factories, put new tech into practice, and remain globally competitive.
Moreover, detailed descriptions of the report include both technical and soft skills required for in-demand roles.
These new roles include: assembler to digital manufacturing engineer; technician to predictive maintenance systems specialist; molder to manufacturing cyber-security strategist; welder to collaborative robotics specialist; caster to digital manufacturing biomimicry specialist; fabricator to change management strategist; heat treater to enterprise digital ethicist; inspector to virtual reality system specialist; machinist to user experience architect; and operator to digital twin architect.
The January 2019 Skills Revolution 4.0 report “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You” incorporates the findings of the August 2018 report “The Digital Workforce Succession in Manufacturing,” which identified 165 data-centric and digital tech roles to shape these next-gen roles.
Manpower Group completed the August report chiefly in partnership with the Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.
That report also attempted to provide a comprehensive analysis of key drivers related to these jobs. Likewise, it aimed to shed light on the required talents and skills to power the factories of the future.
Additionally, next-gen jobs include: augmented reality systems manager; life-cycle twin architect; machine learning specialist; digital thread engineer; and embedded product prognostics engineer. And regarding inquiries about jobs in the US and globally, TDS offers executive search and recruitment solutions.
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