Operates, tests, maintains, or calibrates unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Tests performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
- Reads blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
- Inspects parts for surface defects.
- Installs electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
- Verifies part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
- Aligns, fits, or assembles component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
- Develops, tests, or programs new robots.
- Prepares written documentation of electromechanical test results.
- Repairs, reworks, or calibrates hydraulic or pneumatic assemblies or systems to meet operational specifications or tolerances.
- Operates, tests, or maintains 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.