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Become An Electro Mechanic

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Working As An Electro Mechanic

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $49,690

    Average Salary

What Does An Electro Mechanic Do

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.


Electro-mechanical technicians typically do the following:

  • Read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met
  • Operate metalworking machines to make housings, fittings, and fixtures
  • Inspect parts for surface defects
  • Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies 
  • Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments
  • Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment and hand tools
  • Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment
  • Analyze and record test results, and prepare written documentation

Electro-mechanical technicians test and operate machines in factories and other worksites. They also analyze and record test results, and prepare written documentation to describe the tests they did and what the test results were.

Electro-mechanical technicians install, maintain, and repair automated machinery and equipment in industrial settings. This kind of work requires knowledge and training in the application of photonics, the science of light. The technological aspects of the work have to do with the generating, controlling, and detecting of the light waves so that the automated processes can proceed as designed by the engineers.

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 including oil drilling, deep-ocean exploration, or hazardous-waste removal.

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How To Become An Electro Mechanic

Electro-mechanical technicians typically need either an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate.


Associate’s degree programs and postsecondary certificates for electro-mechanical technicians are offered at vocational–technical schools and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools include postsecondary public institutions that serve local students and emphasize teaching the skills needed by local employers. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but they may include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework.

ABET accredits associate’s and higher degree programs. Most associate’s degree programs that are accredited by ABET include at least college algebra and trigonometry, as well as basic science courses.

ABET-accredited programs offer training in engineering technology specialties. In community college programs, prospective electro-mechanical technicians can concentrate in fields such as the following:

  • Electro-mechanics
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Computer-integrated manufacturing
  • Mechatronics

Earning an associate’s degree in electronic or mechanical technology facilitates entry into a bachelor’s degree programs in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. For more information, see the profiles on electrical and electronics engineers and mechanical engineers.

Training in mechatronics provides an understanding of four key systems on which this occupation works: mechanical systems, electronic systems, control systems, and computer systems.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Electro-mechanical technicians must make and keep the precise, accurate measurements that mechanical engineers need.

Dexterity. Electro-mechanical technicians must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.

Interpersonal skills. Electro-mechanical technicians must be able to take instruction and offer advice when needed. In addition, they often need to coordinate their work with that of others.

Logical-thinking skills. To carry out engineers’ designs, inspect designs for quality control, and assemble prototypes, electro-mechanical technicians must be able to read instructions and follow a logical sequence or a specific set of rules.

Math skills. Electro-mechanical technicians use mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Electro-mechanical technicians must be able to apply the theory and instructions of engineers by creating or building new components for industrial machinery or equipment. They must be adept at operating machinery, including drill presses, grinders, and engine lathes.

Writing skills. Electro-mechanical technicians must write reports that cover onsite construction, the results of testing, or problems they find when carrying out designs. Their writing must be clear and well-organized so that the engineers they work with can understand the reports.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Electro-mechanical technicians can gain certification as a way to demonstrate professional competence.

The International Society of Automation offers certification as a Certified Control Systems Technician. This requires, at a minimum, 5 years of experience on the job, or 3 years of work experience if the technician has completed 2 years of postsecondary education.

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) offers certification in electrical power testing, industrial instrumentation, and other specialties.

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Electro Mechanic Career Paths

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Maintenance Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Engineering Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Test Technician Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Equipment Operator Maintenance Technician
Lead Mechanic
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Lead Person Maintenance Supervisor Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Repair Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Technical Support Specialist Systems Administrator
Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Buyer Planner/Buyer Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Field Technician Maintenance Technician
Senior Maintenance Technician
8 Yearsyrs
Repair Technician Technician Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Buyer Project Manager Owner/Operator
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Lead Person Maintenance Manager Production Manager
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Electro Mechanic Demographics


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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Albanian

  • French

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Romanian

  • Russian

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Real Electro Mechanic Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Acquisition Manager, Electro Mechanical Quantum Intellectual Property Services LLC Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2011 $155,000 -
Macro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems Product Marketing Stmicroelectronics, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 06, 2014 $140,000
Engineer, Chief Electric/Electro-Mechanical Bergstrom Rockford, IL Jan 16, 2015 $130,000
Chief Engineer, Electronic/Electro-Mechanical Syst Bergstrom Inc. Rockford, IL Sep 17, 2013 $130,000
Project Engineer-Electro-Mechanical Product Deve Lufkin Industries, LLC Houston, TX Sep 14, 2014 $99,611 -
Project Engineer-Electro-Mechanical Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Towson, MD Apr 21, 2016 $85,800 -
Senior Engineer-Electro-Mechanical Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Towson, MD May 04, 2015 $85,717
Senior Engineer-Electro Mechanical Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Towson, MD Sep 16, 2015 $78,010 -
Senior Engineer, Electro-Mechanical Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Towson, MD Nov 19, 2012 $75,700 -
Senior Engineer, Electro-Mechanical Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Towson, MD Dec 05, 2012 $75,700 -
Senior Engineer Electro-Mechanical Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. Towson, MD May 21, 2010 $73,611

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Top Skills for An Electro Mechanic


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Top Electro Mechanic Skills

  1. Electronics PLC
  2. Electro-Mechanical Systems
  3. Motor Starters
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Job Responsibilities * Establishing Electro-Mechanical Systems Research Laboratory at Honeywell, Bangalore, India.
  • Trained in electrical wiring and electrical repair and safety for technical field support.
  • Performed cost reduction through the purchase of specialized machinery, analysis of assembly practices, and the standardization of assembly parts.
  • Diagnose cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and performs preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance.
  • Performed monthly inspections and audits as assistant radiation officer in large production facility.

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