What Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians Do
Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Other Job Titles Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians May Have
Designer, Electro-Mechanic, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronic Technician, Engineering Specialist, Engineering Technician, Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Technician, Process Control Tech, Product Test Specialist
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
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.
Level of Education Attained by Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Some college, no degree (31%)
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