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Electro-Mechanical Technician

The duties of an electro-mechanical technician are to install, repair, maintain and upgrade computer-controlled or electronic mechanical systems. They must have electrical knowledge, be familiar with electronic units and use mechanical technology in order to perform their job duties.

Electro-mechanical technicians must be able to read and interpret schematics, blueprints and other diagrams to properly assemble machines or equipment. They use hand tools and soldering equipment to install electronics and use testing instruments on electro-mechanical assemblies. They use specialized instruments to measure parts to ensure they will fit the needs of the project as well.

Electro-Mechanical Technician

What does an Electro-Mechanical Technician do?

Electro-Mechanical Technician

An electro-mechanical technician works with everything concerning electrical wiring and circuitry. The electro-mechanical technician regularly monitors, inspects, and evaluates all electrical circuits in a building and does the necessary repairs when needed. This person also provides reports to management concerning the status of all electrical wirings in a given property. 

Electro-mechanical technicians also test, operate, or maintain robotic equipment at worksites. This equipment may include unmanned submarines, aircraft, or similar types of equipment for uses that include oil drilling, deep-ocean exploration, or hazardous-waste removal. These technicians also work on energy projects involving solar power and wind.

  • Assembly Knowledge

    Electro-mechanical technicians read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment.

  • Problem Solving Skills

    Develop effective and safe production procedures that increase production efficiency, documentation and introduces detailed production data.

  • Test Equipment

    Test equipment is a mechanical tool or a device which is used create signals and gather response from an electronic device under test. It helps in detecting any faults in the device and it also proves the proper operation of the electronic device.

  • Quality Assurance

    These technicians verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met.



The estimated total pay for an electro-mechanical technician is $48,000 per year.


Starting-level electro-mechanical technician earnings begin at:

$18 per hour
$38,000 per year

Senior-level electro-mechanical technician earnings begin at:

$26 per hour
$54,000 per year

Mid-level electro-mechanical technician earnings begin at:

$23 per hour
$48,417 per year

Top-level electro-mechanical technician earnings begin at:

$29 per hour
$61,000 per year

Junior-level electro-mechanical technician earnings begin at:

$20 per hour
$42,000 per year

These are 2021 national salary averages and may fluctuate based on location.

What does the workplace for an Electro-Mechanical Technician look like?

Because of the nature of their jobs, electro-mechanical technicians can work in both an office setting as well as in a factory or other production site. They often work closely with mechanical and electrical engineers, but they also spend time putting together equipment. Since they spend so much of their time working with machinery and equipment, electro-mechanical technicians might come in contact with hazardous or toxic materials or equipment. As long as the proper gear is worn and proper procedures are followed, hazardous incidents are rare.

Electro-mechanical technicians tend to work regular business hours. However if there are larger repairs that need to be made, they might be require to work overtime.

How to Become an Electro-Mechanical Technician?

Electro-Mechanical Technician

It is necessary someone studying to become an electro-mechanical technician to obtain either an associate’s degree or a diploma or certificate through a vocational or technical school. 

Students choosing to earn an associate’s degree can concentrate on one of these fields: Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics, Computer-integrated manufacturing or Electro-mechanics. Students that earn an associate’s degree may choose to continue on to earn their bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering.

Additional certification is not required but it does help an electro-mechanical technician show work-related competency. There are specialized certifications available in electrical power testing, Certified Control Systems or other specialties.

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