Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician Program

Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician Program

The Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician Program is designed to help you learn the skills and knowledge needed to become an entry-level Industrial Automation Technician. Primarily found in manufacturing settings, mechatronics & industrial technicians work alongside engineering professionals to help produce and maintain electronic and mechanical equipment.

A Mechatronics & Industrial Technician role might be right for you if enjoy working with hands-on tools and equipment in a variety of applications. This analytical role requires both independent work and collaboration to determine the best way to approach problems, and then to execute with high attention to detail.

What is a Mechatronics Technician and what does their work entail?

Mechatronics refers to technology that combines mechanical and electronics engineering. Mechatronics & industrial technicians bring together their knowledge and skills in mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair existing automation equipment and components. They also help upgrade and install new mechatronics equipment in manufacturing environments.

Other names for this role might include: Control Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electrical Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Tasks and work activities for Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technicians may include:

  • Inspect, test, diagnose, repair, calibrate or adjust equipment, machines and components applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems
  • Maintain inventory of parts and equipment logs with testing and maintenance work history.
  • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
  • Set up, install, and operate industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly in various settings using blueprints, schematics and manuals.
  • Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.

Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technicians may be in the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building maintenance
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials processing
  • Medical devices
  • Military

Information on this page updated from O-net job code: 49-2094 on 12/15/16

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