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

    Work Activities
    • Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.
    • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
    • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
    • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
    • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
    • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
    • Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
    • Attach wires between controllers.
    • Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
    • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
    • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
    • Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
    • Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
    • Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
    • Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
    • Document robotics test procedures and results.
    • Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
    • 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.
    • Inspect installation sites.
    • Maintain inventories of robotic production supplies, such as sensors or cables.
    • Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
    • Operate robots to perform customized tasks, such as environmental cleanup or explosive detection operations.
    Skills
    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Near Vision

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

    Knowledge
    • 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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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $52,380/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $25.19/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 420
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40
    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
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Independence
    Tools
    • Welding robots
    • Soldering iron
    • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
    • Oscilloscopes
    • Microcontrollers
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Industrial control software
    • Development environment software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Tags
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.