Occupational Employment Statistics
17-3024 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.
|Natural Resources and Mining||N/A||N/A
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||N/A||N/A
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||$31.14/hr
|Education and Health Services||N/A||N/A
- Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment used for green production applications, such as waste-to-energy conversion systems, minimization of material waste, or replacement of human operators in dangerous work environments.
- Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
- Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
- Prepare written documentation of electromechanical test results.
- Develop, test, or program new robots.
- Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
- Inspect parts for surface defects.
- Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
- Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
- Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.