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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Detail oriented
Sweat the small stuff
Electro-mechanical technicians must make and keep the precise, accurate measurements that mechanical engineers need.
Dexterity
Precision is crucial
Electro-mechanical technicians must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.
Math skills
Numbers matter
Electro-mechanical technicians use mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Job Description

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

Electro-mechanical technicians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints to determine assembly
  • Verify dimensions of parts
  • Operate metalworking machines
  • Inspect parts for surface defects
  • Repair hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies 
  • Test the performance assemblies
  • Install electronic parts and hardware
  • Operate robotic equipment
  • Analyze and record test results

Electro-mechanical technicians test and operate machines in factories and other worksites. They also analyze and record test results, and prepare written documentation to describe the tests they did and what the test results were.

Electro-mechanical technicians install, maintain, and repair automated machinery and equipment in industrial settings. This kind of work requires knowledge and training in the application of photonics, the science of light. The technological aspects of the work have to do with the generating, controlling, and detecting of the light waves so that the automated processes can proceed as designed by the engineers.

Job Outlook

Median Pay – $53,340
2 Year Associate’s Degree
No Related Work Experience
Moderate-term on-the-job training
0
Make $58,240
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Make $66,560
The industries that hired the most were:

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

13%

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

9%

Support activities for mining

8%

EDUCATION & TRAINING

TCAT

TN College of Applied Technology - Athens

THE PROGRAM

  • Time Commitment – Full Time
  • Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible – Yes
  • Average Pay – $53,340 / yr
  • Cost – $8,140

Gain a competitive edge when seeking employment!

Today’s industrial machinery integrates mechanical and electrical systems. The electro-mechanical technician is equipped with the skills and knowledge to install and maintain a wide range of equipment in the modern industrial world. In this innovative educational program, students learn various aspects of industrial electricity, industrial mechanics, and automated control systems.

This multi-craft training opportunity is designed to meet the occupational needs of the advanced manufacturing sector. Electro-mechanical technicians install, maintain, and repair industrial equipment, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Graduates may find employment in manufacturing, power plants, and construction.

Many industries support the learning process by sponsoring qualified students in a paid cooperative program which allows the students opportunities to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

• Commercial and Industrial Wiring

THE PROGRAM

  • Program Length – 9 months (certificate)
  • Average Earnings – $36,570 / yr
  • Cost – $4,876

This fall, Cleveland State will offer a certificate degree for our new Welding program. Welding is a much sought after skill set that offers a salary that is far above the average starting pay for this area, and the great news is that it only takes 9 months to get a certificate.

If you think you want to be a welder, or you need to brush up or acquire new skills, Cleveland State offers a variety of non-credit welding classes to assist you in achieving those goals.

Cleveland State Community College is now offering a Welding Technician Certificate* in conjunction with completion of these 3 Welding Courses & additional Technology Coursework.  The majority of these classes are embedded in the Electro-Mechanical Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S).

All participants have the opportunity to earn:

  • NCCER Wallet Card
  • NCCER National Registry Recognition
  • NCCER Module Certificates of Completion

Courses will consist of content from NCCER, OSHA, NFPA, and AWS standards. 

AWS Certifications can be offered to groups of 10 participants at an additional cost

Cleveland State

Cleveland State Community College