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Electro-mechanical Technicians

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Summary

Electro-mechanical technicians troubleshoot, repair and upgrade computer-controlled mechanical systems.

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.

Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development.

Electro-mechanical technicians typically need either an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate.

The median annual wage for electro-mechanical technicians was $51, 820 in May 2012.

Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

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Electro-mechanical techniciansElectro-mechanical technicians install, repair, upgrade, and test electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems.

Duties

Electro-mechanical technicians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met
  • Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures
  • Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies
  • Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments
  • Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment and hand tools

Electro-mechanical techniciansElectro-mechanical technicians sometimes test and operate machines in factories and other worksites. They also analyze and record test results, and prepare written documentation to describe the tests they did and what the test results were.

Electro-mechanical technicians test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments.

Electro-mechanical technicians held about 17, 300 jobs in 2012.

Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development. Their job tasks involve both engineering theory and assembly line production work. Consequently, they often work both at production sites and in offices.

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