Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services, has announced a new hiring initiative to support continuing growth in the robotics industry. The focus of the program, dubbed “Robotic Renaissance,” will be to place automation engineering talent into robotic careers. AMT believes that the recently announced $500 million Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which features $70 million for a National Robotics Initiative, will contribute to continued growth in the use of robotics in industry during the next few years.
“It does appear that we’re at a robotic renaissance, and the future looks brighter than ever,” says Mike Jacobs, president of AMT. “We are planning to invest aggressively in our core business of recruiting engineers and launching them into fulfilling careers in the robotics and automation industry. We expect that continued investment in robotics technology and engineering education will inspire our nation’s youth to pursue automation technology degrees with more vigor than ever.”
With the hiring initiative underway, AMT says it plans to add as many as 40 engineers in the next 12 to 18 months.