Suppliers look for engineers in Detroit

Those who attended the recently concluded SAE World Congress in Detroit could shop for a new job on their way onto the show floor: SAE held a job fair in the lobby of Cobo Hall. In light of our recent post about too few automotive engineers, we decided to ask some of the companies there about the kinds of engineers they were looking for.

There were plenty of companies looking for engineers. We interviewed about a half dozen before we ran out of time, and there were a few dozen more exhibiting in the lobby that we just couldn't get to. The overall theme we heard was that experienced system integration engineers were the ones that are in short supply. But almost every company we talked to was also looking for test engineers.

You can get a feel for what we found by viewing the short video we produced at SAE with

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Lee Teschler

Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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