Also called: Field Service Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrumentation Technician, Automation Technician
What they do:Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
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:
Industrial control software
Development environment software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about robotics technicians.