Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

Also Known As

Designer, Electro-Mechanic, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronic Technician, Engineering Specialist, Engineering Technician, Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Technician, Process Control Tech, Product Test Specialist


  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Program robotic equipment.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • Install instrumentation or electronic equipment or systems.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Maintain electromechanical equipment.
  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Fabricate products or components using machine tools.


  • Operations Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works.
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Operation and Control – Using equipment or systems.


Education Requirements

  • Experience: None
  • Training: No On The Job


  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


  • Control Precision – Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
  • Finger Dexterity – Putting together small parts with your fingers.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness – Keeping your arm or hand steady.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Manual Dexterity – Holding or moving items with your hands.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
  • Visual Color Discrimination – Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Perceptual Speed – Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
  • Far Vision – Seeing details that are far away.
  • Hearing Sensitivity – Telling the difference between sounds.
  • Selective Attention – Paying attention to something without being distracted.

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