Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.

Also Known As

Automation Engineer, Autonomous Vehicle Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Factory Automations Engineer, Research Engineer, Robotic Systems Engineer


  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Interpret design or operational test results.
  • Program robotic equipment.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Research advanced engineering designs or applications.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Develop operational methods or processes that use green materials or emphasize sustainability.
  • Document technical design details.


  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
  • Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
  • Mathematics – Using math to solve problems.
  • Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers.
  • Operations Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people.
  • Troubleshooting – Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.
  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works.
  • Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.
  • Learning Strategies – Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.
  • Technology Design – Making equipment and technology useful for customers.
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions.


Education Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • Experience: None
  • Training: No On The Job


  • 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.
  • Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Computers and Electronics – Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.


  • Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Written Expression – Communicating by writing.
  • Visualization – Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Mathematical Reasoning – Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.
  • Originality – Creating new and original ideas.
  • Fluency of Ideas – Coming up with lots of ideas.
  • Category Flexibility – Grouping things in different ways.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Flexibility of Closure – Seeing hidden patterns.
  • Finger Dexterity – Putting together small parts with your fingers.
  • Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
  • Perceptual Speed – Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
  • Number Facility – Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

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25% $90,170 $75,380
Median $111,630 $103,380
75% $133,040 $134,480
90% $162,960 166,050

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