Job description

Robotics technicians play a major role in the production of robots, machines, and electromechanical and automation technology that are developed to complete tasks that would a human being would perform.

Duties

    • Design, develop, test, install and maintain robotic equipment and automated systems
    • Document robotics procedures, tests and results and compose a comprehensive report
    • Assemble equipment and components and ensure they’re operating to their capacity
    • Identify issues with robotics systems and resolve problems with circuit analysis, hydraulics or microprocessors,/li>
    • Create robotic path motions to maximise or enhance efficiency and quality
    • Assemble and fit parts, components, wires and software to make robots function as intended
    • Update software for the machines that will eliminate bugs or code new abilities
    • Complete preventive maintenance on robotics systems on a regular basis
    • Reprogramme robotic technology or electromechanical equipment as a way of troubleshooting
    • Collaborate with other scientists and engineers throughout the robotic development process
    • Inform, train and answer questions from customers on the correct usage of robots
    • Monitor inventories of supplies – materials, parts and equipment – for development and repair purposes

Skills, qualities and knowledge

Analytical
Tech-savviness
Critical thinking
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Numerical
Independence
Teamwork
Communication
Manual dexterity
Judgment
Organisational
Creativity
Attention to detail
Logical thinking
Mechanical

Working hours and environment

Average working hours

40hweek

Typical schedule

Full Time

Standard business hours

A robotics technician will work regular shifts for 40 hours per week during regular business hours. That said, there will be many occasions where you’ll need to work additional hours to make any necessary repairs, finish deadlines, meet clients or collaborate with other team members on proposals.

A robotics technician can work for large manufacturing companies, midsized engineering enterprises, and startups. This position will either involve working at production facilities or in offices.

Salary

Bottom 10%

$37k

Median

$58k

Top 10%

$89k

Annual salary estimates are based on percentile wage data collected through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey of US workers.

Qualifications and training

Education level

Undergraduate

DVM / VMD degree

Study time

2years

To become a robotics technician, you will generally need to complete an associate’s degree in robot technology or a related field. Alternatively, could you complete a vocational-technical school or community college programme in a relevant subject.

Job outlook

Projected growth
The projected growth rate of employment in the US from 2018 to 2028, based on data collected through the BLS Employment Projections (EP) programme. The national average growth rate for all professions is 5%.

1%

No of new jobs
The number of jobs projected to become available in the US between 2018 and 2028, based on data collected through the BLS Employment Projections (EP) programme.

100

Automation risk

81%

Career progression

With experience, you could move into supply chain automation, instrumentation integration or automation controls management. You could also move into training future robotics technicians or teaching at community or vocational schools. Other robotics technicians go on to become independent consultants.