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Robotics Technician

Overview and Key Facts

Robotics technician
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?

A robotics technician could...

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Robots are no longer futuristic machines. Robots are here and now and are used in manufacturing, health care, service industries, and military applications. They perform tasks that are repetitive and hazardous—things that humans don't want to do or are unsafe to do. But robots are still machines, which means they require humans to build, maintain, program, and keep them functioning efficiently. Robotics technicians work with robotics engineers to build and test robots. They are responsible for installing and maintaining robots and keeping them in working order for their employers. If you are interested in working with robots, your future is here and now.
Watch this video to see what Jessica Amsden does as a robotics technician working in the area of automated manufacturing.

Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of a Robotics Technician?


  1. Troubleshooting: ?
  2. Repairing: ?
  3. Equipment Maintenance: ?
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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks a Robotics Technician might do:
  • Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.
  • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
  • Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Attach wires between controllers.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
  • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
  • Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
  • Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.

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