Are you interested in learning all about industrial machines and tools, including their design, uses and maintenance? Are you a critical thinker and problem-solver? Consider a rewarding career as an Electro-Mechanical Technician! MIAT offers two electro-mechanical training programs that can take as little as 12 to 18 months to complete.
What Do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Do?
Electro-mechanical technicians are involved in the design, testing and repair of electro-mechanical equipment. Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They operate, test, and maintain robotic, automated, computer-controlled and other kinds of industrial equipment. Electro-mechanical technicians:
- Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of electromechanical equipment
- Verify dimensions of parts to ensure that specifications are met
- Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures
- Inspect parts for surface defects
- Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies
- Troubleshoot mechanical errors and calibrate systems
- Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies using oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges
- Install electronic parts and hardware using soldering equipment and hand tools
- Program, operate, test, and maintain robotic equipment
Where do Electro-Mechanical Technicians Work?
Entry-level electro-mechanical technicians can work in many different industries such as automotive, energy, plastics, computer and communications equipment manufacturing, semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing, and aerospace. Electro-mechanical professionals work in a challenging environment that requires a wide range of technical skills including electronics, robotics, programmable logic controllers, motors, drives, hydraulics, and mechanical systems.
Skills Needed to Become a Successful Electro-Mechanical Technician
An electro-mechanical technician needs a solid foundation of skills. Technical schools like MIAT College of Technology can provide the training to acquire and build these skills, including finger dexterity, quality control, interpersonal communication, computer and electronic competency, and software competency.
Finger Dexterity – the ability to make precise and coordinated movements with one’s fingers
Quality Control – the ability to conduct tests and inspect products or services to identify improvements in performance
Interpersonal Communication – working closely with supervisors and colleagues. The electro-mechanical technician must have good communication skills in order to report on the health of equipment and get the job done without error.
Computer & Electronic Competency – working with circuit boards, processors, chips, and electronic equipment. Being computer savvy is important for electro-mechanical technicians to program, test, and repair computer and electronic equipment.
Software Competency – working with different software to control, test and design equipment. Some software programs used by the electro-mechanical technician include CAD software, ERP software, Linux, and Microsoft Excel.
Ready to learn more about becoming an Electro-Mechanical Technician? Getting electro-mechanical training can open doors to a career in a variety of industries, including computer sciences, mechanical engineering support, manufacturing, and robotics & automation! MIAT College of Technology’s Electro-Mechanical Technology programs provide the practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding technical career.
To learn more about the Electro-Mechanical Technology programs and explore if MIAT is right for you, fill out the form on this page. Contact us if you are interested in becoming an electro-mechanical technician today.
MIAT College of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).