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17-3024.01 - Robotics Technicians

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Sample of reported job titles: Automation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Field Service Technician, Instrument and Automation Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrument Technician, Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician, Process Control Technician, Programmable Logic Controllers Technician

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
81   Core
Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.
80   Core
Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
79   Core
Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
79   Core
Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
78   Core
Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
78   Core
Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
75   Core
Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
73   Core
Attach wires between controllers.
71   Core
Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.  Green Task Statement
70   Core
Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
66   Core
Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
65   Core
Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
63   Core
Document robotics test procedures and results.
63   Core
Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
58   Core
Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.
71   Supplemental
Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
70   Supplemental
Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
64   Supplemental
Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
57   Supplemental
Train robots, using artificial intelligence software or interactive training techniques, to perform simple or complex tasks, such as designing and carrying out a series of iterative tests of chemical samples.
55   Supplemental
Inspect installation sites.
55   Supplemental
Maintain inventories of robotic production supplies, such as sensors or cables.
50   Supplemental
Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
45   Supplemental
Operate robots to perform customized tasks, such as environmental cleanup or explosive detection operations.  Green Task Statement

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Analytical or scientific software — Analytical software; Logic Design RoboLogix; Simulation software; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology (see all 5 examples)
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology ; Bentley MicroStation Hot technology ; Dassault Systemes CATIA Hot technology ; Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot technology
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software; Structured query language SQL Hot technology
  • Development environment software — ABB RobotStudio; Ada; C Hot technology ; Ladder Logic
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — SAP software
  • File versioning software — Git Hot technology
  • Industrial control software — FANUC Robotics Through Arc Seam Tracking TAST; Human machine interface HMI software; Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software Hot technology (see all 19 examples)
  • Object or component oriented development software — C# Hot technology ; C++ Hot technology ; Oracle Java Hot technology ; Python Hot technology
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology
  • Operating system software — Linux Hot technology ; Microsoft Windows Hot technology ; UNIX Hot technology ; Windows Embedded Compact
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Web platform development software — JavaScript Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Binocular light compound microscopes
  • Chart recorders
  • Coordinate measuring machines CMM
  • Flowmeters — Flow meters
  • Force or torque sensors — Force gauges
  • Frequency counters or timer or dividers — Frequency counters
  • Hammers
  • Hydrometers
  • Integrated circuit testers — Logic analyzers
  • Interferometers — Laser interferometers
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers
  • Microcontrollers — Programmable automation controllers PAC; Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Multimeters
  • Ohmmeters — Volt-ohm meters VOM
  • Open end wrenches
  • Oscilloscopes — Waveform monitors
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers — Copy machines
  • Portable data input terminals — Hydraulic dataloggers
  • Potentiometers
  • Power drills — Electric drills
  • Scanners — Laser scanners
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools
  • Signal generators — Function generators
  • Soldering iron — Soldering tools
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltmeters
  • Welding robots — Robotic teach pendants
  • Workshop cranes

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
84 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
84 
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.
68 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
64 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
63 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
63 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
58 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
57 
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.
48 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
47 
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
42 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
40 
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
35 
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
34 
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
32 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
26 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
24 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
23 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
21 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
17 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
17 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
13 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
11 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
11 
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
10 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
8 
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
6 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
5 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
5 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
5 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
4 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
2 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
0 
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
75 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
72 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
72 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
69 
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
69 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
69 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
66 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
60 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
56 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
56 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
53 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
53 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
53 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
53 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
53 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
53 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
53 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
50 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
47 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
47 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
47 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
44 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
44 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
38 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
38 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
35 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
31 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
19 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
19 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
75 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
75 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
75 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72 
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
72 
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
72 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
72 
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
69 
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
69 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
66 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
66 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
66 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
63 
Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
63 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
56 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
56 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
53 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
53 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
50 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
50 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
50 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
50 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
50 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
50 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
44 
Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
44 
Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
44 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
44 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
41 
Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
38 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
38 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
35 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
35 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
35 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
31 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
31 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
31 
Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
28 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
22 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
22 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
22 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
19 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
19 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
3 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
90 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
84 
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
80 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
79 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
79 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
79 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
78 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
76 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
75 
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
72 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
71 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
71 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
69 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
68 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
67 
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
66 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
66 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
65 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
61 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
61 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
60 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
58 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
58 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
57 
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
56 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
56 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
55 
Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
51 
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
48 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
47 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
47 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
44 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
42 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
42 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
42 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
36 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
32 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
25 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
24 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
23 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
7 
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Maintain electromechanical equipment.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Program robotic equipment.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Fabricate products or components using machine tools.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Operate industrial equipment.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


95     Every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


77     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


77     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


73     Extremely important
18     Very important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


73     More than 40 hours
27     40 hours
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


50     Every day
45     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


41     A lot of freedom
45     Some freedom
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


55     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


36     A lot of freedom
41     Some freedom
23     Limited freedom
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


41     Extremely important
41     Very important
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


45     Extremely serious
23     Very serious
23     Serious
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


55     Very high responsibility
14     High responsibility
14     Moderate responsibility
18     Limited responsibility
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


32     Constant contact with others
32     Contact with others most of the time
32     Contact with others about half the time
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


32     Continually or almost continually
41     More than half the time
14     Less than half the time
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


41     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


18     Every day
50     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


27     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


27     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Never
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


23     Very important results
32     Important results
27     Moderate results
18     Minor results
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


27     Every day
36     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


43     Highly automated
24     Moderately automated
24     Slightly automated
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


18     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


36     High responsibility
45     Moderate responsibility
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


32     Very important
32     Important
27     Fairly important
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


18     Moderately close (at arm's length)
55     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
14     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


33     Highly competitive
38     Moderately competitive
14     Slightly competitive
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


23     More than half the time
64     About half the time
14     Less than half the time
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


18     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


14     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


27     Very important
23     Important
18     Fairly important
23     Not important at all
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


18     Very important
32     Important
27     Fairly important
14     Not important at all
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


27     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


18     Every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


14     More than half the time
55     About half the time
27     Less than half the time
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


32     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


23     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


14     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


27     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
41     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


18     Extremely important
18     Important
45     Not important at all
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


27     Once a month or more but not every week
36     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
36     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


14     About half the time
68     Less than half the time
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
32     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


27     About half the time
36     Less than half the time
23     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


27     About half the time
68     Less than half the time
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


19     More than half the time
62     Less than half the time
14     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


27     Once a month or more but not every week
36     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


19     Once a month or more but not every week
57     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


59     Less than half the time
32     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


50     Less than half the time
41     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


32     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
68     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


77     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


18     Once a year or more but not every month
68     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


14     Once a year or more but not every month
77     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


82     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


91     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
45   Associate's degree
23   Post-secondary certificate Help
18   Bachelor's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
56 
Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
33 
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
17 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
11 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
0 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
91 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
83 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
83 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
83 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
79 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
76 
Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
75 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
74 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
73 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
72 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
70 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
67 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
67 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
51 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
51 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
35 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
72 
Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
67 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
67 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
67 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
45 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Electro-Mechanical Technicians.
Employment data collected from Electro-Mechanical Technicians.
Industry data collected from Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

Median wages (2018) $27.78 hourly, $57,790 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2016) 14,000 employees
Projected growth (2016-2026) Slower than average (2% to 4%) Slower than average (2% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2016-2026) 1,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2016)
Manufacturing (53% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 wage data external site and 2016-2026 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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