Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

Manufacturing > Manufacturing Production Process Development

Projected Growth: Slower than average

8800+
Projected Job Openings

Considerable Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Assist electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation, or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies, or analyze production costs.

Common job titles of Electromechanical Engineering Technologists include:
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Experience and Education

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 58.14% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 22.42% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.

Tasks

    Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.

    Determine whether selected electromechanical components comply with environmental standards and regulations.

    Develop or implement programs related to the environmental impact of engineering activities.

    Identify energy-conserving production or fabrication methods, such as by bending metal rather than cutting and welding or casting metal.

    Test and analyze thermodynamic systems for renewable energy applications, such as solar or wind, to maximize energy production.

    Analyze engineering designs of logic or digital circuitry, motor controls, instrumentation, or data acquisition for implementation into new or existing automated, servomechanical, or other electromechanical systems.

    Collaborate with engineers to implement electromechanical designs in industrial or other settings.

    Establish and maintain inventory, records, or documentation systems.

    Produce electrical, electronic, or mechanical drawings or other related documents or graphics necessary for electromechanical design, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

    Select and use laboratory, operational, or diagnostic techniques or test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, or subsystems.

    Select electromechanical equipment, materials, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.

    Fabricate or assemble mechanical, electrical, or electronic components or assemblies.

    Modify, maintain, or repair electrical, electronic, or mechanical components, equipment, or systems to ensure proper functioning.

    Consult with machinists or technicians to ensure that electromechanical equipment or systems meet design specifications.

    Translate electromechanical drawings into design specifications, applying principles of engineering, thermal or fluid sciences, mathematics, or statistics.

    Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.

    Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality-control or quality-assurance programs and procedures.

Tools

X-Y positioning tables

Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment

Three dimensional laser scanners

Tensile testers

Selective laser sintering SLS systems

Proximity sensors

Programmable logic controllers PLC

All Tools

Pressure gauges

Potentiometers

Pneumatic electric converters

Personal computers

Optical comparators

Metal inert gas MIG welders

Manual mills

Machining centers

Laser printers

Laser engravers

Iron workers

Impact testers

Heat treatment furnaces

Hardness testers

Function generators

Flow meters

Dynamometers

Digital tachometers

Digital oscilloscopes

Digital multimeters

Coordinate measuring machines CMM

Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers

Computerized numerical control CNC lathes

Analog oscilloscopes

Technologies

Autodesk Inventor

Computer aided design CAD software

Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS

National Instruments LabVIEW

National Instruments Multisim

National Instruments Ultiboard

PTC Creo Parametric

All Technologies

Automation Studio

McNeel Rhino

MindJet MindManager

Rapid prototyping software

Rockwell RSLogix

The MathWorks Simulink

Skills

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.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Troubleshooting

Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Repairing

Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

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.

Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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.

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.

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