Also called: Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronic Technician, Test Technician, Tester
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
- Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Operating system software
Computer aided design CAD software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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