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Electromechanical Technician  What They Do

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Electro-mechanical Technicians Career Video



Operates, tests and maintains unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at oil rigs; deep ocean exploration and hazardous waste removal stations; or other worksites. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production/Process Technology pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Tests performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Reads blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
  • Inspects parts for surface defects.
  • Installs electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
  • Verifies part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Aligns, fits, or assembles component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Develops, tests, or programs new robots.
  • Prepares written documentation of electromechanical test results.
  • Repairs, reworks, or calibrates hydraulic or pneumatic assemblies or systems to meet operational specifications or tolerances.
  • Operates, tests, or maintains 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Exposed to conditions such as high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, and chemicals more than once a month
  • Exposed to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery, or vehicular traffic more than once a month
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Picking out a particular sound in the presence of other sounds
  • Identifying color and seeing differences in color, including shades and brightness
  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Detecting sounds and hearing the differences between sounds of different pitch and loudness
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

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