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.