Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

Median Annual Wage: $53,070

Education: Associate's degree (41%); Post-secondary certificate (30%); High school diploma or equivalent (13%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Engineering Technician; Test Technician; Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician); Electronic Technician; Tester; Mechanical Technician; Product Test Specialist; Electro-Mechanic; Maintenance Technician; Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician)

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

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  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

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