Electro-mechanical skills are widely used across a number of industries and career positions. In general, electro-mechanical technicians design, operate, test, and repair computer-controlled systems and equipment. This includes climate-controlling HVACR systems, solar powered systems, and a range of industrial products.
Skills of an Electro-Mechanical Technician
Electro-mechanical technicians need to master certain skills in order to safely and effectively practice their trade.
Fundamentals of electricity: Electro-mechanical technicians need a thorough understanding of electrical theory, including AC and DC electricity, Ohm’s Law, Watt’s law, voltages, resistance, and power.
Maintain and repair electronic or electro-mechanical devices: Technicians can expect to work with motors, transformers, semiconductors, and circuits often. They should understand how each functions as well as how to troubleshoot malfunctions. Electro-mechanical technicians should also know how to troubleshoot electronically powered equipment and systems that use these components.
Safety, instrumentation, and tools: Technicians should know all safety protocols and the proper handling of tools and equipment. They should also know how to test and inspect instruments to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
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Industries that Employ Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electrical and electronic technologies are highly pervasive, stretching broadly across a number of industries. Here are some of the roles that technicians with a background in electro-mechanical technologies contribute to different industries.
Technicians contribute to aircraft and space vehicle systems, testing equipment and developing improvements through computer and communications equipment.
Technicians help plan and oversee the construction of public projects, such as highways, bridges, dams, waste treatment systems, and more. Some technicians may develop specialties such as estimating construction costs, surveying landscapes, conducting research for future projects, and drafting plans.
Electrical and electronic:
Technicians develop electrical and electronic equipment, including medical monitoring equipment, navigational equipment, communications equipment, and computers.
Technicians combine electrical and mechanical knowledge to develop electronic and computer-controlled devices or systems. Their work often overlaps with electrical engineers’ and mechanical engineers’.
Technicians prevent and correct environmental hazards, such as from poor air quality, pollution, and wastewater. They ensure that pollution control requirements are being met and environmental safety standards are being followed.
Technicians monitor the efficiency of workflow, resources, and machinery as well as assist with designing and implementing an optimal layout of machinery and equipment.
Technicians assist with the design, development, testing, and manufacture of machinery, consumer products, and various pieces of equipment.
Potential Careers for Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Because so many technologies and systems are being created with the help of electricity and
electronics, individuals with electro-mechanical training have many channels that they can pursue as a career. Options include but are not limited to:
- Boiler Operator
- Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician)
- Electromechanical Equipment Tester
- Electronic Instrument Technician
- Electronic Technician
- Facilities Maintenance Engineer/Technician
- HVAC/R Technician
- Laboratory Technician
- Maintenance Electrician
- Maintenance Technician
- Power Plant Field technician
- Process Engineering Technician
- Product Test Specialist
- Remotely Piloted Vehicle Controller (RPV Controller)
- Robot Technician
- Robotic Welder
- Robotics Technician
- Solar Panel Installer
- Solar Panel Technician
- Solar Systems Troubleshooter
- Solar Thermal Repair Technician
- Test Technician
- Unmanned Equipment Operator
The Refrigeration School can prepare you for a career in electro-mechanical technologies in as little as 9 months. For more information about AZ electro-mechanical career training, contact an Admissions Representative at RSI.
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