Robotics Technicians

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Median Annual Wage: $53,070

Education: Associate's degree (68%); Post-secondary certificate (14%); High school diploma or equivalent (7%)

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

Related Job Titles: Electronics Technician; Instrumentation Technician; Field Service Technician; Automation Technician; Instrument Specialist; Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician)

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Robotics Technicians.

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  • Disassemble and reassemble robots or peripheral equipment to make repairs such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, and servomotors.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Align, fit, or assemble component parts using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Attach wires between controllers.
  • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
  • 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.
  • Inspect installation sites.
  • Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.
  • Maintain inventories of production supplies such as sensors and cables.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Robotics Technicians.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Robotics Technicians.

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