CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electro-Mechanical Technicians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment. Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, and bridges.
 
Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
 
Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools.
 
Align, fit, and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, and microscopes.
 
Inspect parts for surface defects.
 
Analyze and record test results, and prepare written testing documentation.
 
Verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
 
Operate metalworking machines to fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, and fixtures.
 
Repair, rework, and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems to meet operational specifications and tolerances.
 
Train others to install, use, and maintain robots.
 
Develop, test, and program new robots.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
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.
 
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.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
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.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
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.
 
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).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
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.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Circuit simulation software Analytical or scientific software
 
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Human machine interface HMI software Industrial control software
 
Linux Operating system software
 
Manufacturing resource planning MRP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Motion control software Industrial control software
 
National Instruments LabVIEW Development environment software
 
Operating system software Operating system software
 
Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
PTC Pro/ENGINEER software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Rockwell RSLogix Program testing software
 
UNIX Operating system software
 
Conductivity sensors Conductivity meters
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Digital multimeters Multimeters
 
Direct current DC power supplies Low voltage alternating and direct current AC DC panelboards
 
Drill presses Workshop presses
 
Flow meters Flowmeters
 
Force gauges Force or torque sensors
 
Framing squares Squares
 
Function generators Signal generators
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hex wrenches Hex keys
 
Hipot testers Hipot testers
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Laser alignment tools Laser measuring systems
 
Load cells Loadcells
 
Measuring tapes Tape measures
 
Megohmmeters Megohmmeters
 
Open end wrenches Open end wrenches
 
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
 
Pipe benders Pipe bending tools
 
Pipe threading machines Threading machines
 
Pressure gauges Pressure indicators
 
Pressure sensors Pressure indicators
 
Programmable logic controllers PLC Microcontrollers
 
Protective goggles Goggles
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Soldering equipment Soldering irons or guns
 
Spectrum analyzers Frequency analyzers
 
Thermocouples Thermocouples
 
Voltmeters Voltage or current meters
 
Welding equipment Welding tools
 
Wire strippers Stripping tools
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automation Technician
Certified Control Systems Technician
Electrician
Electro-Mechanic
Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician)
Electromechanical Assembler
Electromechanical Equipment Tester
Electronic Instrument Technician
Electronic Technician
Laboratory Technician
Maintenance Technician
Mechanical Technician
Photovoltaic Fabrication and Testing Technician (PV Fabrication and Testing Technician)
Process Engineering Technician
Product Test Specialist
Remotely Piloted Vehicle Controller (RPV Controller)
Remotely Piloted Vehicle Engineering Technician
Robotic Welder
Robotics Testing Technician
Test Technician
Tester
Unmanned Equipment Operator
Winder
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering Technicians
Benchmark Title: Electro-Mechanical Technicians
 
 
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