Industrial Maintenance manager


Moderate but identified automation impact of AI on this Job


level of automation


Our comments:

Manufacturing Maintenance Managers are involved in planning tasks that could benefit from AI assistance, but their primary focus remains on human responsibilities like team management and training. Additionally, ensuring the proper functioning of equipment often requires practical expertise and quick decision-making in unforeseen situations.

Therefore, this profession is still relatively sheltered from AI advancements.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Plan and supervise preventive and corrective maintenance operations Significant
Ensure the proper functioning of manufacturing equipment. Moderate
Manage and train the maintenance team. Low
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
Let's have a look at the future of your skills for this job :
At-risk Skills
Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), IT Data Management If CMMS tools become more intuitive or are replaced by automated systems, specific CMMS skills may become less relevant.
Specific Knowledge (corrosion, welding, etc.) Some manual processes could be automated or evolve with new technologies.
Future-proof Skills
Multidisciplinary Skills (mechanics, electricity, etc.) In a comprehensive project management perspective, a fundamental understanding of mechanical and electrical systems remains essential.
Regulatory Knowledge (work, safety, environment) The constant evolution of regulations and their legal and financial impacts requires the industrial maintenance manager to be aware of this essential aspect of their role.

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