Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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At A Glance: Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians assist electromechanical engineers in their duties, including preparing layouts, planning workflow, conducting studies, and analysis of production costs. Such workers require several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training. Electro-mechanical and mechatronics engineering technologists and technicians earn approximately $30.38 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 5% or 9% per year.

Entry Level Requirements

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Certificate

To become an electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologist and/or technician, a student must complete, at the least, a post-secondary certificate after high school graduation. Most positions, however, may require an associate's degree.
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There are over

4,600
manufacturing business establishments in the Tri-State area.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $18 - $43/HR.

Job Details: Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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Commonly Performed Tasks

Electro-mechanical and mechatronics engineering technologists and technicians regularly test the performance of electromechanical assemblies with proper test instruments and read and interpret prints/schematics to determine assembly details. They also conduct inspections for defects, install parts and hardware in electrical assembles, and verify part dimensions 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 sequences of assembly
  • Inspect parts for surface defects
  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware using soldering equipment and hand tools
  • Verify dimensions for conformance to specifications using precision measuring tools

Required Job Skills

Electro-mechanical and mechatronics engineering technologists and technicians require specific skills to do their jobs effectively. They must be able to monitor the operations of machinery, monitor themselves, others and organizations, and analyze the quality of products. They also must be able to troubleshoot and repair equipment and think critically.
  • Know chemical properties and processes
  • Concentrate on a task without being distracted
  • Knowledge of materials, processes, and systems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Repairing

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, AAS
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Basic Systems
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Stark State College
Program: Electrical Maintenance Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Westmoreland County Community College
Program: Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics, Technician 1
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Community College of Allegheny County - West Hills Center
Program: Mechatronics Technology
Certification: Certificate
Length: 2 Years
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Program: Electromechanical Maintenance Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years

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