What does an electromechanical tech do? An electromechanical technician maintains and repairs autonomous machines like robots, submarines, unmanned cars and similar devices.

Electromechanical technician job descriptions can include:

  • Read blueprints
  • Ensure all specifications are being met
  • Operate metalworking machines
  • Inspect for defective parts
  • Repair and calibrate
  • Use the proper instruments to check for performance
  • Install and use equipment
  • Ensure robotic equipment is working
  • Make appropriate repairs to damaged equipment
  • Be able to analyze and record test results
  • Prepare written documents

Becoming An Electromechanical Technician

There is some serious training you’ll need to go through in order to work as an electromechanical tech; the equipment has a lot of moving parts that you need to be proficient in.

  • Have your high school diploma or GED.
  • Enroll in a trade school or community college for a degree or certificate in electromechanical technology.
  • Be sure that your community college program is accredited by the ABET.
  • With an associate’s degree, you’re prepped to go into a bachelor’s degree program in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Graduate with your associate’s degree or certification and get a job!
  • Consider going back to college for your bachelor’s degree.

How Much Electromechanical Tech’s Make

The median annual salary is $58,350, but once you’ve got experience, you could earn an average of $93,450. Entry level jobs pay an average of $36,520.

Most jobs are through large manufacturing companies or engineering firms. The highest paying industry, particularly for those who are mid level in the career, is transportation equipment manufacturing.