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Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Develop, test, or program new robots.
    • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
    • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
    • Prepare written documentation of electromechanical test results.
    • Inspect parts for surface defects.
    • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
    • Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
    • Repair, rework, or calibrate hydraulic or pneumatic assemblies or systems to meet operational specifications or tolerances.
    • Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
    • 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.
    • Train others to install, use, or maintain robots.
    • Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

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

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 50450/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 24.26/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 380
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Pressure indicators
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Milling machines
    • Coordinate measuring machines CMM
    • Brushless motor DC

    Technology

    • Operating system software
    • Industrial control software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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