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What You Need to Know About Electro-Mechanical Technician

Career Description 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.

What Do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Do On a Daily Basis?

  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
  • Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Prepare written documentation of electromechanical test results.
  • 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.
  • Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures.
  • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.

Electro-Mechanical Technician Skills

When polled, Electro-Mechanical Technicians say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Other Electro-Mechanical Technician Job Titles

  • Unmanned Equipment Operator
  • Certified Control Systems Technician
  • Metalworking Specialist
  • Supply Chain Technician
  • Automation Technician

Job Outlook for Electro-Mechanical Technicians

In the United States, there were 13,800 jobs for Electro-Mechanical Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.6% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 500 new jobs for Electro-Mechanical Technician by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,200 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Electro-Mechanical Technician are Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Massachusetts, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Electro-Mechanical Technician Salary

The typical yearly salary for Electro-Mechanical Technicians is somewhere between $37,090 and $88,860.

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Electro-Mechanical Technicians who work in Washington, Georgia, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Electro-Mechanical Technicians in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $62,140
Arizona $58,940
California $63,830
Colorado $65,870
Connecticut $57,960
Florida $48,320
Georgia $68,690
Idaho $58,550
Illinois $65,260
Indiana $56,590
Iowa $53,840
Kentucky $49,530
Louisiana $58,450
Maryland $68,390
Massachusetts $57,710
Michigan $56,860
Minnesota $56,980
Nebraska $57,420
Nevada $51,030
New Hampshire $60,410
New Jersey $59,660
New York $67,440
North Carolina $61,510
Ohio $64,720
Oklahoma $57,640
Oregon $57,080
Pennsylvania $51,160
South Carolina $58,280
Tennessee $52,900
Texas $57,070
Utah $62,780
Virginia $56,020
Washington $81,790
West Virginia $59,830
Wisconsin $58,340
Wyoming $60,260

What Tools do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Electro-Mechanical Technicians may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • SAP
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Human machine interface HMI software
  • Rockwell RSLogix
  • Circuit simulation software

Becoming an Electro-Mechanical Technician

What education or degrees do I need to become an Electro-Mechanical Technician?

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What work experience do I need to become an Electro-Mechanical Technician?

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Electro-Mechanical Technicians Sector

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Below are examples of industries where Electro-Mechanical Technicians work:

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