Manufacturing Electro-Mechanical Technician
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$43,000 - $94,700 1,100+

What Does an Electro-Mechanical Technician Do?

Some of the most advanced machinery in the manufacturing realm relies on the expertise of skilled technicians. You could be one of them.

Electro-mechanical technicians install, operate, test and maintain simple or complex manufacturing equipment, including automated or robotic parts. Technicians focus on the point where mechanical technology, electronics, computers and electrical systems meet.

Their expertise is increasingly needed as manufacturing evolves to include robotics and mechatronics. That helps explain the many names for this job, which include mechatronics technician or robotics technician.

Their skills are needed in many sectors, including energy, computers, medicine, automotive and aerospace. As a result, where they work can vary — from a factory in Chicago to an oil drilling rig in the middle of the ocean.

They work alongside mechanical and electrical engineers to streamline manufacturing processes and keep specialized machines running smoothly. 

Their skills save businesses time and money, which is why these skilled technicians are so valuable. And because processes and machines change, this is a career where learning never stops.

If this sounds interesting, keep reading to learn more about training and next steps.

Electromechanical technicians maintain equipment like the robotic arm in a car factory
Electro-mechanical technicians maintain the equipment that keeps modern industrial plants running smoothly. (Credit: Jenson/Shutterstock)


  • Read blueprints to determine how equipment should function
  • Use precise measuring instruments
  • Inspect equipment to ensure it meets design specifications
  • Install and repair parts
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic, electrical and robotic systems 
  • Help design and program robotics equipment
  • Test equipment using oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters or bridges
  • Document test results

How To Become a Robotics Technician or Electro-Mechanical Tech: FAQs

The bottom line:

There’s always something new to learn in this line of work. As robotic and mechatronic systems improve, there will be continued opportunities to grow as the technology changes — and you could be on the cutting edge of it. Check out the training opportunities near you. For a relatively short commitment of time, you could be on your way to a new career! 

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