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Would you- Industrial Automation Control Sysytems

  1. Aug 21, 2008 #1
    anyone did or intends to choose industrial automation control systems ( IACS) for
    their training and/or occupation?

    do you have any info about IACS job wise, money wise,
    difficulties (nerve wrecking) job, job stability,
    stress and everything else related to industrial automation control systems?

    ***** i heard it's very stressful job?
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  3. Aug 22, 2008 #2
    The management side of industrial manufacturing is extremely stressful. Many line managers are known not to last more than five years. If anything happens, even if its out of your control, your probably going to be fired on the spot. As for the science side, its not that bad. The only thing I don't like about automation/robotics engineering is that you have to be a minority to get a job.
  4. Aug 22, 2008 #3
    Topher925, Thank you very much for your opinion.

    The only thing I don't like about automation/robotics engineering is that you have to be a minority to get a job.


    please, could you elaborate a bit about this?
    what makes you to think that way and if it's true could you tell us Why would it be that way.
    i would really like to know everything/anything about it
    before i make up my selection.

    Thank you bro!
  5. Aug 22, 2008 #4
    I think it is that way is because I have been discriminated against from even applying to several robotic/automation companies because I am a white male. I wont name the companies but basically the HR reps wouldn't even look at my resume because they wanted to "diversify" the work place. Basically, they didn't care how much I knew or how great at my field I am all they cared about was the color of my skin and where my parents came from. This hasn't just happened to me but other fellow colleagues from school have been discriminated against as well.

    I don't know why this is but one of my systems professors once told me it was because minorities, epically those from the middle east, have much higher test scores than us average white males. I think thats a load of BS but I'm pretty sure the US gov. gives kickbacks for the more minorities you have in the work place.

    If you want to PM me we can discuss my experiences with specific companies but I probably shouldn't post them in a thread.
  6. Aug 23, 2008 #5
    The amout of stress involved has a lot to do with the companies management, equipment condition, and complexity of the process.
  7. Aug 23, 2008 #6
    You seriously think the U.S. government or anyone corporate cares about middle easterners for diversity reasons? "diverse" always means female, latino, black or native american when it's uttered here.

    Companies like foreigners from asia because they will work for less and their visas basically stipulate that they remain employed by the company that hired them to stay in the country, i.e. if you find a better offer you can't jump ship without surmounting significant hurdles.
  8. Aug 23, 2008 #7
    Personally, I have never encountered either of these problems, not to say though that it is an impossibility. It would depend mostly on what company you work for.
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