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Electro-Mechanical Technicians

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

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Aircraft Armament Equipment Technician; Expeditionary Force - Unmanned Systems (UAV/USV/USG) Maintenance; Expeditionary Force - Unmanned Systems (UAV/USV/USG) Operator; Fire Control Technician; Fire Controlman; MQ-8B Mission Payload Operator (MPO); Missile Technician; Planning Series - RQ-21A Operator; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) External Pilot; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Internal Pilot

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

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