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Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Also called: Electro-Mechanic, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronic Technician, Engineering Technician

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Apprentice, F-22; Avionics Test Station And Components Craftsman, B-1/E-8/F-15 Avionics Systems; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-8; Bomber/Special Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Helper, B-2; Bomber/Special Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Helper, B-2; Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Journeyman, F-15 Avionics; Missile Technician; Mobility Air Forces Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Journeyman, C-130/ WC-130 (except SOF/PR and EC-130); Mobility Air Forces Integrated Instrument and Flight Control Systems Journeyman, C-12/21/27/32/37/38/39/40; Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission Systems Apprentice

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.
  • Inspect parts for surface defects.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • listen and understand what people say


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
  • PTC Creo Parametric Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM
  • SAP software Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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