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Electro-Mechanical Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $26.80 - $34.59

Typical Annual Salary: $55,700 - $72,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Develop, test, or program new robots.
  • 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.
  • Prepare written documentation of electromechanical test results.
  • Inspect parts for surface defects.
  • Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
  • 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.
  • Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Drill press or radial drill
  • Hipot testers
  • Pressure indicators
  • Spot welding machine
  • Threading machine

  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Industrial control software
  • Office suite software
  • Operating system software

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