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At A Glance: Robotics Technician

Robotics technicians are responsible for building, installing, testing, and maintaining robotic equipment and related automated systems. Such workers require one to two years of training with experienced workers, and some employers may require completion of an apprenticeship program. Robotics technicians earn approximately $27.78 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 2% to 4% per year. Positions related to robotics technicians include mechanical engineering technicians, electronics engineering technologists, manufacturing production technicians, electrical and electronics repairers, and medical equipment repairers.

Entry Level Requirements

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Associate's Degree

To become a robotics technician, a student must complete a post-secondary certificate. Many positions will require an associate's degree.
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Manufacturing industry:

$26 Billion
annual contribution in Gross Regional Product to the regional economy.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $18 - $43/HR.

Job Details: Robotics Technician

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Commonly Performed Tasks

There are many tasks that robotics technicians must perform regularly. They test the performance of electromechanical assemblies, read prints, schematics, diagrams, and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly. Robotics technicians inspect parts for defects, install electrical and electronic parts and hardware, use soldering equipment and hand tools, and verify part dimensions and clearances to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Read blueprints, schematics, or technical orders to determine methods and sequence of assembly
  • Inspect parts for surface defects
  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware using soldering equipment and hand tools
  • Verify dimensions of project for conformance to specifications using precision measuring tools

Required Job Skills

Robotics technicians require specific skills to do their jobs effectively. Robotics technicians must be able to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain processes and equipment, and engage in critical thinking. They must also be able to read and understand complex information, as well as listen to others effectively.
  • Repairing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Comprehend complex informational text and visuals
  • Effective oral and written communication

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Technician 2
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Technician 1
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus
Program: Manufacturing Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Butler County Community College - Main Campus
Program: Robotics Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Basic Systems
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, AAS
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years

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