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Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Work Activities
  • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
  • Disassemble and reassemble robots or peripheral equipment to make repairs such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, and servomotors.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Attach wires between controllers.
  • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
  • Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
  • Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
  • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
  • Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
  • Inspect installation sites.
  • Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.
  • Train robots, using artificial intelligence software or interactive training techniques, to perform simple or complex tasks, such as designing and carrying out a series of iterative tests of chemical samples.
  • Maintain inventories of production supplies such as sensors and cables.
  • Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
  • Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
  • Troubleshooting

    Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  • Critical Thinking

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

  • Equipment Maintenance

    Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Applied Mathematics
Reading for Information
Locating Information
  • 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.

  • Information Ordering

    The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • Near Vision

    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • 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.

  • Mechanical

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

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  • Ohio Annual Salary $50,950/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $24.49/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 600
  • Yearly Projected Openings 20
Typical Education
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
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Welding robots
  • Soldering iron
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Microcontrollers
  • Operating system software
  • Industrial control software
  • Development environment software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
  • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.