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What You Need to Know About Electro-Mechanical Technician

Electro-Mechanical Technician Job Description Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate 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.

Life As an Electro-Mechanical Technician

  • Prepare written documentation of electromechanical test results.
  • Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures.
  • Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
  • Develop, test, or program new robots.
  • Inspect parts for surface defects.
  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.

Skills Needed to be an Electro-Mechanical Technician

Below is a list of the skills most Electro-Mechanical Technicians say are important on the job.

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Types of Electro-Mechanical Technician

  • Electro-Mechanic
  • Remotely Piloted Vehicle Controller (RPV Controller)
  • Photovoltaic Fabrication and Testing Technician (PV Fabrication and Testing Technician)
  • Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician)
  • Automation Technician

Electro-Mechanical Technician Employment Estimates

In the United States, there were 13,800 jobs for Electro-Mechanical Technician in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.6% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 500 new jobs for Electro-Mechanical Technician by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,200 job openings in this field each year.


The states with the most job growth for Electro-Mechanical Technician are Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, Massachusetts, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of an Electro-Mechanical Technician ranges between $37,090 and $88,860.


Electro-Mechanical Technicians who work in Washington, Georgia, or Colorado, make the highest salaries.

How much do Electro-Mechanical Technicians make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $62,140
Arizona $58,940
California $63,830
Colorado $65,870
Connecticut $57,960
Florida $48,320
Georgia $68,690
Idaho $58,550
Illinois $65,260
Indiana $56,590
Iowa $53,840
Kentucky $49,530
Louisiana $58,450
Maryland $68,390
Massachusetts $57,710
Michigan $56,860
Minnesota $56,980
Nebraska $57,420
Nevada $51,030
New Hampshire $60,410
New Jersey $59,660
New York $67,440
North Carolina $61,510
Ohio $64,720
Oklahoma $57,640
Oregon $57,080
Pennsylvania $51,160
South Carolina $58,280
Tennessee $52,900
Texas $57,070
Utah $62,780
Virginia $56,020
Washington $81,790
West Virginia $59,830
Wisconsin $58,340
Wyoming $60,260

What Tools & Technology do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Electro-Mechanical Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • SAP
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Human machine interface HMI software
  • Rockwell RSLogix
  • Circuit simulation software

How to Become an Electro-Mechanical Technician

Individuals working as an Electro-Mechanical Technician have obtained the following education levels:


What work experience do I need to become an Electro-Mechanical Technician?


Who Employs Electro-Mechanical Technicians?


The table below shows the approximate number of Electro-Mechanical Technicians employed by various industries.


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