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Career Overview

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What They Do


Electromechanical Technicians operate, test, maintain, and calibrate unmanned, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment.  They may operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal.  Electromechanical technicians may assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

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Job Duties

  • Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment used for green production applications, such as waste-to-energy conversion systems, minimization of material waste, or replacement of human operators in dangerous work environments

  • Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges

  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly

  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools

  • Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes

  • Inspect parts for surface defects

  • Analyze and record test results, and prepare written testing documentation

  • Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures

  • Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments

  • Repair, rework, or calibrate hydraulic or pneumatic assemblies or systems to meet operational specifications or tolerances

  • Train others to install, use, or maintain robots

  • Develop, test, or program new robots

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Job Earnings


In New York State, the average annual wage for this occupation is:

  • $45,580 for entry level workers

  • $80,820 for experienced workers

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Education/Training Requirements


Most electromechanical technician positions require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.  Employees in this occupation typically need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.  A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.

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Job Outlook & Growth


In New York State based on the total number of annual openings and its growth rate, employment prospects for this occupation are described as neutral. During 2016, there were approximately 32,180 Electro-Mechanical Technicians employed in New York State. It is estimated that in 2026 there will be 35,930 employed in New York State. This represents an increase of 380 job(s) each year, and a total of 3,290 job opening(s) each year.

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Electrical Mechanical Technician at Love Beets USA


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Where Can I Work?

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Electromechanical Technician Jobs

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