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Maintenance Employment Cost Comparison: What You Need to Know

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If you are having difficulties finding, training, and retaining maintenance talent, you are not alone. Manufacturers are faced with regular shortages of skilled technical personnel. It is a situation that has many companies turning to partners for technical talent. However, some are still hesitant due to economic misperceptions.It can be assumed that partner-provided maintenance costs are higher than in-house maintenance costs. However, when you look at what makes up the total cost of an employee, you will realize that partnering with a maintenance service provider is very comparable to hiring direct or using a staffing agency, but with the added benefits of a proven technical skill set.

Total costs of one employee

By partnering with an outsourced maintenance provider, the value you will receive goes beyond cost savings:

  • Alleviates the need for hiring, on-boarding, performance reviews, and developmental costs
  • Minimizes conversion fees and turnover costs
  • Reduces safety incidents and costs
  • Provides greater reliability, productivity, and profitability
Hourly cost of employee

The value of using an experienced outsourced maintenance provider in place of direct hires or a broad-spectrum staffing company is compounded by alleviating persistent challenges. When partnering with these companies, you can expect:

  • Resolved workforce shortages and skills gaps with a ready pool of skilled technical talent including senior-level technicians
  • High fill rates, low lead times and coverage of all hiring and relocation costs
  • Full transparency of individual technician performance, skill levels and developmental progress
  • Dedicated supervision to ensure safety of both outsourced and internal personnel

As a leader in reliability-centered industrial maintenance and MRO services, maintenance experts at Advanced Technology Services can help you realize the above benefits and more. Having ATS as your long-term partner ensures you will have ready access to a wide network of maintenance experts who are trained on the latest technologies, strategies, standards, certifications and regulatory requirements, with an embedded zero-incident safety culture. To learn more about how we can help resolve your skilled workforce challenges, contact us today.

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