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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: Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician; Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment (PME) Calibration/Repair Technician, IMA; External Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator; Fire Control Repairer; Fire Control Technician; Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician; Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician; Missile Technician; Tactical Systems Operator/Mission Specialist; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator; Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operator

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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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
Technical
  • 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

Abilities

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
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Linux
  • UNIX
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
  • PTC Pro/ENGINEER software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Manufacturing resource planning MRP software
  • Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$53,070
per year, on average
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