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Electro-mechanical Technicians

Electro-mechanical Technicians
Quick Facts : Electro-mechanical Technicians*
2010 Median Pay$49,550
Entry Level EducationAssociate's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201216,400
Job Outlook1% (Little or no change)
Employment Change100

Electro-mechanical engineering technicians combine knowledge of mechanical engineering technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.

What Electro-mechanical Technicians Do

  • Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met
  • Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures
  • Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments
  • Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment and handtools

Work Environment

Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, utilities, and research and development.
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Job Outlook

Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is expected to grow 1 percent from 2010 to 2020, resulting in little or no change.
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In May 2010 the median annual wage of electro-mechanical technicians was $49,550.
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Becoming a Electro-mechanical Technicians

Associate's degree programs for electro-mechanical technicians usually take 2 years and are offered at vocational?technical schools and community colleges. Vocational?technical schools include postsecondary public institutions that serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers.
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