Mechatronics Engineers

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

Median Annual Wage: $94,240

Education: Bachelor's degree (89%); Some college, no degree (7%); Doctoral degree (2%)

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

Related Job Titles: Project Engineer; Process Engineer; Development Engineer; Equipment Engineer; Principal Engineer; Automation Engineer; Automation Specialist; Controls Engineer; Senior Design Engineer; Senior Project Engineer

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechatronics Engineers.

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  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Maintain technical project files.
  • Implement or test design solutions.
  • Create mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.
  • Conduct studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
  • Research, select, or apply sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.
  • Publish engineering reports documenting design details or qualification test results.
  • Identify and select materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.
  • Apply mechatronic or automated solutions to the transfer of materials, components, or finished goods.
  • Design advanced precision equipment for accurate or controlled applications.
  • Upgrade the design of existing devices by adding mechatronic elements.
  • Analyze existing development or manufacturing procedures and suggest improvements.
  • Provide consultation or training on topics such as mechatronics or automated control.
  • Oversee the work of contractors in accordance with project requirements.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechatronics Engineers.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Mechatronics Engineers.

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