425,000 Plus Tennessee Workers Employed in Advanced Manufacturing Tech Jobs

Advanced Manufacturing Tech Jobs

Advanced Manufacturing Tech Jobs

Advanced manufacturing tech jobs and employment in Tennessee reached new heights in 2018 with more than 425,000 workers employed – the greatest employment level since 2001. This according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow.

Employer demand for light weighting related skills grew by 17 percent between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 with 9,445 job postings. Up 15 percent over five years ago.

The quarterly reports, highlighting employment trends, top jobs, and required skills in advanced manufacturing through Q1 2018, are completed with research and analysis from the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan (WIN) and Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, a region that’s home to more than 50 percent of the metalworking tech jobs in the country.

“Advanced manufacturing job demand has created an ever growing need for talent in Tennessee and across the country,” said Emily DeRocco, Education & Workforce Director, LIFT. “Addressing those workforce needs with advanced manufacturing education pathways will be key to our nation’s economic prosperity and national security.”

The top indemand light weighting related occupations in Tennessee in Q1 2018 included:

  • Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers – 1,479 postings
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers – 946 postings
  • Production Workers – 717 postings
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians – 410 postings
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers – 361 postings

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and one of the founding Manufacturing USA institutes, is a public-private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.

See the full Tennessee report here. Click here to view tech events in the area.

About LIFT
LIFT is a Detroit-based, public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT is one of the founding institutes of Manufacturing USA, and is funded in part by the Department of Defense with management through the Office of Naval Research.

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For more information contact: Tom Wegehaupt – twegehaupt@tannerfriedman.com – (248) 254-6789