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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.

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
  • Operation 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 Mathematics
6
Reading for Information
5
Locating Information
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 $52,380/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $25.19/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 600
  • Yearly Projected Openings 20
Typical Education
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
  • Welding robots
  • Threading machine
  • Pressure indicators
  • Hipot testers
  • Drill press or radial drill
Technology
  • Operating system software
  • Office suite software
  • Industrial control software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
Tags
  • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
  • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.
  • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.