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Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

Also called: Designer, Engineering Tech, Process Control Tech, Senior Designer

What they do:
Assist electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation, or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies, or analyze production costs.
On the job, you would:
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement electromechanical designs in industrial or other settings.
  • Consult with machinists or technicians to ensure that electromechanical equipment or systems meet design specifications.
  • Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • National Instruments Ultiboard
Analytical or scientific software
  • Automation Studio
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$59,440
per year, on average
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