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Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technician and Technologist

Overview and Key Facts

Female engineer working welding robotics arm
Education
Education
Associate's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
$60,360
Job Growth
Job Growth
-3.60%
(Below US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031
11,600

What Do They Do?

An electro-mechanical and mechatronics technician and technologist could...

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Do you like working with robotics and cutting-edge machines? Electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologist and technician help engineers in designing and testing robotics equipment. They use testing tools to test performance of electromechanical equipment. They may analyze diagrams to determine order of assembly. Electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians test and operate some of the most advanced equipment available. They may work with unmanned aircraft to get visual information on crop fields or operate unmanned submarines to do deep ocean exploration.

Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of an Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technician and Technologist?


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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks an Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technician and Technologist might do:
  • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
  • Inspect parts for surface defects.
  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
  • Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Analyze engineering designs of logic or digital circuitry, motor controls, instrumentation, or data acquisition for implementation into new or existing automated, servomechanical, or other electromechanical systems.
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement electromechanical designs in industrial or other settings.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Consult with machinists to ensure that electromechanical equipment or systems meet design specifications.
  • Determine whether selected electromechanical components comply with environmental standards and regulations.
  • Develop or implement programs related to the environmental impact of engineering activities.
  • Establish and maintain inventory, records, or documentation systems.
  • Fabricate or assemble mechanical, electrical, or electronic components or assemblies.
  • Identify energy-conserving production or fabrication methods, such as by bending metal rather than cutting and welding or casting metal.
  • Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electrical, electronic, or mechanical components, equipment, or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Produce electrical, electronic, or mechanical drawings or other related documents or graphics necessary for electromechanical design, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Select and use laboratory, operational, or diagnostic techniques or test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, or subsystems.
  • Select electromechanical equipment, materials, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality-control or quality-assurance programs and procedures.
  • Test and analyze thermodynamic systems for renewable energy applications, such as solar or wind, to maximize energy production.
  • Translate electromechanical drawings into design specifications, applying principles of engineering, thermal or fluid sciences, mathematics, or statistics.

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